Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Diamonds and things
"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure"
Its not just because I have one permanently attached to my left ring-finger that this quote spoke volumes to me the other day, although it is symbolic of my perfect ending to the dating chapter of my life.
Heat and pressure turn coal into diamond. Extreme heat and pressure. When you think about a diamond like that, it makes you realise that sometimes, the heat and the pressure can turn out something even better than the original material it was working with.
I sometimes wonder if they people applying the pressure would do so if they knew what the end result might be.