One day, a brilliantly beautiful and fragrant flower with attractive
colors met a pearl that lives far in the bottom of the sea and has none of
Both got acquainted with each other.
The flower said: our family is large; roses and flowers are members of
the family and there are many other species that are various and
Each has a distinctive scent, appearance …etc. Suddenly, a tinge of distress appeared on the flower.
Nothing accounts for sorrow in your talk; so why are depressed? The
Human beings deal with us carelessly; they slight us. They don't grow
us for our sake but to get pleasure from our fragrance and beautiful
appearance. They throw us on the street or in the garbage can after we are dispossessed of the most valuable properties; brilliance and
The flower sighed and then said to the pearl: speak to me about your
How do you live? How do you feel it? You are buried in the bottom of
The pearl answered: Although I have none of your distinctive colors
and sweet scents, humans think I am precious. They do the impossible to procure me. They go on long journeys, dive deep in the seas searching for me.
You might be astounded to know that the further I lay, the more
beautiful and brilliant I become. That's what upraises my value in their
thought. I live in a thick shell isolated in the dark seas.
However, I'm happy and proud to be in a safe zone far from wanton and mischievous hands and still the humans consider me highly valuable.
Do you know what the flower and the pearl symbolize?
You will find that...
The flower is the unveiled woman
(who shows her charms)
and the pearl is the veiled woman
(who conceals her beauties)
Edited by ~Blessed_Sister~, 20 June 2006 - 08:46 PM.