Philosophy

It's like this.

It is not we who select the jewelry,
but the jewelry that selects us.
If a stone likes us, it will appeal to us
and select us as its companion.
Then it is not we who wear it,
but the stone, that adorns itself with us.

That's how you have to see it.
For our life is comparatively short.
The stone was here long before our time;
When we are long gone, the stone will still be here.
For our life is comparatively short.
That's how you have to see it.

If a stone likes us, it will appeal to us
and select us as its companion.
Then it is not we who wear it,
but the stone, that adorns itself with us.
It is not we who select the jewelry,
but the jewelry that selects us.
It's like this.