to life’s lessons
into pearls of
and the world
— T. Swerdlow
Recently, I was feeling some deep sadness about painful world events. Many of my clients, colleagues, and friends were feeling the heaviness too.
That’s when I began thinking about how oysters deal with painful stress. The stress that they experience when grains of sand enter their sacred spaces. Oysters don’t ignore or avoid the painful irritants — they respond to them and eventually cultivate pearls of wisdom.
These thoughts inspired me to write a poem and create a shell ART project symbolizing Courage, Wisdom, and Light (shown above).
During challenging, dark times it’s important to rally our “sacred nets” to embrace the life lessons that are given to us.
After gleaning insights and pearls of WISDOM…
we shine our COURAGEOUS LIGHTS.