DiamondsAre we all in our own way not unlike a diamond? When first unearthed they are rough, unformed with jagged edges, dull and lifeless.
Then with care and patience they are formed. The dullness begins to fade away as they start to shine and sparkle. The rough edges give way to finely cut edges and smooth surfaces. Facets are carved and shaped much like our own lives.
No matter how much time and effort is put into shaping a diamond, no matter how beautiful it shines there are still slight imperfections, some almost too small to be seen with the naked eye and so it is with us. We may each have our own imperfections but in most cases the shine is much brighter, so those imperfections seem trivial.
When we are born we too have rough edges waiting to be molded, while as a babe we may not be totally dull and lifeless but we lack the personality that makes us whole. Through our young lives we are shaped and formed into something beautiful. With each stroke of the jewelers chisel, a new part of us is created.
Forming more facets as we move through life growing, each one a different part of the whole. Each individual facet, a different side of us, a happy side, a sad side, a creative side, or a loving side; even the imperfections all a part of what makes one unique.
As we learn new things, a facet is added, with each new experience yet another. With each person I meet, something new learned, something new experienced adding to my own.
Each of us all made up of a myriad of different facets contributing to the whole. Learning and growing, shining and sparkling like a diamond.
Southernman48 46-50, M 2 Jun 22, 2010