|A piece of amber with an insect inclusion! Remake of "Jurassic Park" anyone?|
It's not often that one gets to meet a gemologist. Well, at least not me since I don't own
|Looking at the amber under the super-duper powerful Leica microscope.|
With exams finally over, I asked HY if she would entertain an inquisitive 8yo at her workshop. I was so glad she said yes.
|Ruby in granite.|
But Kai has his eyes set on a bigger piece of ruby….
|Diamonds in the rough.|
I canceled math tuition so that I could bring Kai to HY's, and I am so grateful to her for the opportunity. It opened up a whole new world to Kai and it was an experience that we'd never forget. It showed him that there is beauty even in imperfection, and that is a message I told him to hold in his heart always. It's rough being a student in an academic environment focused on perfection, top grades, excellence in sports/CCAs, and it can get overwhelming for children with learning disabilities. He comes home from school some days, feeling defeated and totally unsure of himself.
It's ok, baby. What is imperfection anyway? It's just a definition. Make your own definition of beauty, baby, and the rest of the world will see it.