Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Pearls by Carol

There are 30 pearls on the string, uniform in neither colour nor shape. They slip through my fingers like a rosary as I chant my litany of memories. The 2 green pearls represent the envy I felt when my sister gave birth to the two children I could never have. The black ones represent the loss of loved ones. The irregular freshwater or baroque pearls - depending on how you look at them - represent the times that things didn't go according to plan and went completely pear-shaped and the brightly coloured, almost iridescent ones represent the wonderful holidays we have been lucky to have abroad in exotic places. I note with sadness that the black ones are more frequent now. In between are the plainer pearls untinged by sadness or excitement but happy nonetheless. I count my blessings.

Carol

2 Comments:

At 3:51 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Beautiful and real, blessings to you.

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger Chameleon said...

Lovely thoughts...I will never lookat pearls the same way again...Jan

 

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