how hard it is to
find a gem that is truly
completely flawless? Why do
think flawless gems are so expensive?
Because the probability of finding a gem that
doesn't have a single flaw is so incredibly small that
usually they just cut around the flaws and make a smaller
ring. People are just the same. We expect that, when we get one
they are going to be perfect, flawless, crystal clear, and when they don't
have these qualities, we tend to cut around it, and look only at the parts
of them that are, in fact, perfect. But here's the thing about flawless
gems and flawless people; they are all exactly the same. Every
atom connected the same way, throwing the light the
same on the velvet cushions we place them on.
They may vary in size and color, but there
are only so many of those to choose
from. Nothing is new, nothing
can vary at all. Yes, they're
beautiful, but of just
a flawless gem.
When I was forming
the atoms didn't all line up
perfectly. I can't refract the light
upon the velvet cushion like those
other gems can. You cannot cut those flaws
out or shape me so they can't be seen. They are
there. They make me me. I am a flawed gem. But this
Does not define my beauty. Perhaps my pieces don't
align as people think they should. Perhaps I have glitches,
pieces of me that contradict the rest of me,
pieces of me that make the rest of me unclear,
pieces of me that even a child could
tell do not look like the rest.
But that is not a
flaw. It's a
The gift of being unique.