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From Sand to Pearls

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In Partnership with Vince

A grain of her sand found its way into my heart

I was not looking, nor asking for such a thing

But she did not care what was convenient for me

Burrowing deeper, slipping between pinched fingers

My feeble attempts at extraction

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From Sand to Pearls

The strangeness of this foreigner overwhelmed me

I never allowed myself to dream in the colors she painted with

I felt vibrant, and seen, for the first time in my life?

I wanted to be near her

So as to be seen by her and her alone

I became terrified

At the mercy of the wind, the fickle, fickle wind

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From Sand to Pearls

What I thought was thunder, to wash away the sand, and her

Were instead horses galloping towards me

I found myself on one, seeking the vastness of the desert to calm me

I attempted to bury the grain of a sand

Amongst thousands of others

I wanted her to be home, just not with me

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But my irritation at the grain of sand only gave it more power

It gained heat, complexity, and volatility as I tried to bury it

It grew larger than the vastness of the desert itself

Perhaps she merely buried herself in my heart to protect herself

Did she somehow know what was to come?

That with my love she could transition from the limited physical universe

To the unseen and infinite universe of love?

From Sand to Pearls

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My love for her grew like a pearl in a oyster

So now I have a pearl, but still, what am I to do with it?

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From Sand to Pearls

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From Sand to Pearls

For our recent trip to the Atacama Desert, we were delighted to partner with our friends at Vince (a brand we’ve loved for a long time!) The exquisite colors and textures of the Atacama provided a unique backdrop for Vince’s elegant designs to effortlessly shine!

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First look: Vince skirt, sweater, sandals
Second look: Vince dress, jacket
Third look: Vince blouse, skirt, sandals
Fourth look: Vince dress
Fifth look: Vince top, pants
Sixth look: Vince dress

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