Say “Treasure Hunt”… then say “no no… I mean a real treasure
hunt”… and there will be a pause… and then a silence… and
then… without doubt … the blood of most will be brought to a
thrilling boil. Why the excitement? Is it because the smell of gold
is in the air? Or silver? Or precious gems? Or is it all of these
plus the foreshadowing of that most elegant of values… the promise
of unexpected beauty. I strongly suspect the last.
And then there are the supernatural beliefs that go beyond mere
attractiveness. The ancient Chinese believed that Jade transmitted
immortality. The Incas believed that gold was the sweat of the sun
and silver was the tears of the moon. The ancient Peruvians regarded
shell as the food of the gods.
As to the worth of those objects found by avid treasure hunters…
well… that worth can be measured by one singular facet that
overshadows all the others … rarity. So then… by a process of
irrefutable reasoning which could only be matched by Sherlock Holmes
himself… one can deduce that if one were to go on a treasure
hunt… and come up after a bit of considerable digging with an ear
ornament made of gold… and lapis lazuli… and also shell… one
might end up with enough money to buy enough lottery tickets to
ensure the Big Win.
But what if one were not able to make the treasure trek of the
century. What if one had to stay home and toil to feed the kiddies…
and fill the hungry maws of the predatory banks and loan
institutions… what if one were not privy to even ever see a
treasure such as the one described above… what would one do? Live a
life fraught with deprivation? What indeed?
Ah dear souls… if you are reading this than you have already
succeeded in climbing out of the muck and mire of a mundane
existence. For here at Tyler-Adam Corp. we strive for no other goal
than to give pleasure to our fellow inhabitants of this planet. If
–and only as a fortuitous aside–if we happen to make a buck or two
in the process… well why not?
So here it is. I have an image to show you of a Peruvian Ear
Ornament made of gold and lapis and shell. A stunner my friends…
even if I have to say so myself. A thing of beauty and rarity. Worth
enough I’m sure to buy its discoverer enough lottery tickets to
ensure eternal wealth.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at http://www.tyler-adam.com where you
will scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that
says Current Tidbits… and you will see represented on our pages an
image of a knockout of a Peruvian Ear Ornament
And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.