Slow Dive

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A stone of conquest, the emerald. If you love it you must know why.

 

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In light…

 

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… in dark, jade’s colour reflects your ‘eye’. Not what you see, but what you can see.

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Jade’s translucence.

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Gond art, close to the earth and yet never bound by it.

 

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The snake means earth to tribals. What the Western world thinks and the Eastern world feels cannot be abridged. I doubt it is knowledge we fear. It is difference.

 

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Peranakan flowers are like no other flowers. Try finding a similar thing?

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18th century. What were they thinking?

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19th century.

 

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Generations of amethysts.

 

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Gatsby. So Stylish. Where are we now???

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A ring we restored. There was a chip on the aquamarine, so we built a bezel around it. Beside is moonstone that looks as blue as an aquamarine!

 

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The mystery of opaque stones. Look, look, look some more.

 

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AD 160 – 180, Rome, Italy. How do I persuade these stones to know their setting?

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My second favourite book of the books I read this year.

 

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Timewaste x Rebirth

 

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Energy transfer.

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Time overtakes everything.

A few days ago I had the luck of catching Yosef peering at himself in the Snoopy mirror. Most mirrored surfaces are way above him, so this looks like his first time! By the time I got to the camera, he’s had enough. It was a strange and wonderful feeling seeing him think.

 
So I have words stuck in this body of water. We are two-thirds water. I have had these words on my body for a while now:

Some of us keep memories in containers. Some of us keep memories in water.

HY has some stories to share about my tattoo sessions. Stay tuned.

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