vrijdag 24 april 2009

The pearl

Art: The siren by Horrific Beauty

Said one oyster to a neighboring oyster; "I have a very great pain within me. It is heavy and round and I am in distress." And the other oyster replied with haughty complacence; "Praise be to the heavens and to the sea, I have no pain within me. I am well and whole both within and without." At that moment a crab was passing by and heard the two oysters, and he said to the one who was well and whole both within and without; "Yes, you are well and whole; but the pain that your neighbor bears is a pearl of exceeding beauty."

Words: Khalil Gibran

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