There once was a maiden who was fairest in the land but as the years past her beautiful hair turned gray and lines formed in her skin. She would look in the mirror each morning sigh shake her head and walk away. One particularly cloudy day she was sitting on a bench under a beautiful tree overlooking a meadow. She was day dreaming of the years that had past and running all of the flaws she knew she had through her mind.
A young gentleman approached her and asked if he could have a seat. She replied rather forlornly ???Sure.??? He reached in his pocket and pulled out little white box. As he pulled the lid off the sun came out and a shone on a beautiful white opal with flashes of green fire running through the surface. He looked at the woman and asked ???What do you think???? Without hesitation the woman replied ???It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.??? The inquisitive young man asked ???But how can you say that don???t you see all of the blemished and internal lines???? Again without delay the woman responded ???Those things just make it more unique and beautiful.??? The young man placed the necklace in the woman???s hand and softly spoke ???Remember those words when you look in the mirror every morning let this stone remind of you of the beauty you still are.???