When some foreign body finds its way into the oyster
in such a way that it cannot be dislodged, the oyster
then isolates the intruder over time in smooth layers
of aragonite, or "mother of pearl" and creates a pearl.
I wish we had that miraculous ability like the oysters.
Hurtful things entering the heart that cannot be dislodged
stay hurting and we cannot isolate them like the oyster
by covering them up in anything like the mother of pearl.