Dimia: MOM! Why are you calling us oysters? We are not that ugly looking…
Palacia: Oh god…
The mother goes between her two daughters. She puts her palm on Dimia’s chest.
Amaya: You are not oysters of exterior look…
Then, Amaya putsher finger on Dimia’s heart.
Amaya: … but one of interior!
The mother holds her daughters’ hands. With one hand, she holds Dimia’s hand and with other, she holds Palacia’s hand. They walk together to the sanctuary.
Amaya: …let me explain!
They walk together to the sanctuary.
Amaya: You know what an oyster is? It is a small creature! It lives within its own shell… Although its armor is powerful and strong… it is soft and fragile inside! It can be hurt… just as you and me! And when something hurts… it cries! But the oyster doesn’t cry as we do. It keeps its tears inside! Its tears cannot escape its shell.
Dimia listens carefully.
Amaya: You know what happens when you keep so much pain inside without breaking?
The mother turn sher gaze at her young daughter. Dimia looks at her mother. Amaya has her daughter’s full attention.
Amaya: Something wonderful starts to form! Layer after layer… It forms something… indestructible…
The mother putsher hand on Dimia’s chest! Her hand gestures her words!
Amaya: …something lustrous!
The mother moves then her hand and takes something from inside her own blouse. Something truly valuable!
Amaya: A pearl! One of thousands of oysters can only form such a beauty! It is truly a rarity! It takes great patience and strength to turn tears into pearl!
The mother holds the pearl with two fingers! It is tied to a leather necklace. Dimia stares at it! The pure-white pearl represents a construct of time and patience! Dimia is fascinated by the pearl! The young daughter concludes something and asks a question.
Dimia: Are you telling me… pain makes you stronger?