Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Pearl in the Oyster
I will seek for the pearl in the oyster shell
I will accept life like an oyster, where there are bound to be rough edges, sharp points and jagged moments, although temporary compared to the beauty evolving within.
I want the pearl in the oyster shell.
The enjoyment of relationships with others, sharing wisdom and knowledge with those who would take time to listen, sharing Tea Ceremony, appreciating my wife's flower arrangements, watering the flower bed and tending my garden, Practicing calligraphy and Japanese.
I continue to find the treasure hidden in the oyster shell
I will not step up on a soap box, lecture your ear off, or desire to be the center of attention.
I will not need a plaque with my name engraved on it, nor do I care if my name is honorably mentioned,
all I will gain will be the pearl in the oyster.