Posts Tagged ‘pearls’

Wisdom from My Daughter

June 18, 2010

“Just as the rough, hard sand creates a pearl in the oyster,
Just like it requires a downpour to produce a rainbow,
Just as the crashing waves smooth the rocks to perfection,
It takes hardship to make something beautiful.”

– Anna Stanton, Age 14


October 26, 2009

“The burden of suffering seems to be a tombstone hung around our necks. Yet in reality it is simply the weight necessary to hold the diver down while he is searching for pearls.”

– Julius Richter, Streams in the Desert