Droplets fell from the Dragon which lived in the firmament ... and
these droplets fell into open shells which resided under the sea ...
and the moonbeams nourished these Dragon Droplets ... and they grew
... and they became pearls.
In bivalve mollusks such as oysters ... luster is formed by
transparent overlapping of Lamellae.
Gastropods (read snails) create a luster which--when fully
formed--show a beautiful pattern called Flame Structure which creates
a chatoyant effect. These pearls originate in the waters of Vietnam.
There is a relationship between the Pearl, the Dragon, and Vietnamese
culture. They represent the very genesis of Vietnam itself. Take a
dragon ... metaphorically mate it with a pearl ... you get a country
called Vietnam. What mated with what--I wonder--to create a country
like ... oh ... you pick it.
When these ... the rarest of pearls ... with their orange luster ...
a perfect addendum to Holloween--donthca think ... were first
brought to the Emperor of Vietnam ... they surely created a stir
such as had never before been seen ... for they confirmed--in their
physicality--the evidence that the Flaming Pearl of Legend created by
the Sky Dragon eons before truly existed.
How many of you, I wonder, has ever seen an orange pearl. Well ... I
have one to show you. It's slightly oval. It measures along its
longest axis 16.35 millimeters. And it's worth ... approximately ...
$110,000.00. Imagine if you will ... a strand of these to wear
casually around one's neck when attending the Royal Ball one Saturday
evening just before going out to see a good flick.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com
where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics ... and then click on the link that says: Pearl ...
in order to view the droplets of the Sky Dragon.
And there ya have it.
That's it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.