October 13, 2017
Mere Objects: bits of shattered glass topped with rose quartz -- plus one unexpected diamond.
These are from a teenager who writes that she chose smoky black glass for "the stain it left in my heart and fear it left in my mind," and clear glass for "the part of me that still holds out hope to see the good in people." They are topped with rose quartz symbolizing hope for a brighter future.
Neither she nor I can explain how a tiny diamond got into the broken glass, but we decided to add it to the bottle cap -- a reminder that brightness and beauty come to us in the most unexpected places.
May your future rise bright and rosy before you, filled with people worthy of your trust, who will respect and honor you for the flawless jewel that you are.