In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"Pearls are bone marrow; pearls come from oysters. Pearls are the essential component of structure. They are graceful and pure, elegant and rich in color. As a young girl, I stood in front of my mirror and dreamed of owning a pearl necklace with a bracelet and earrings to match. I had my ears pierced when I turned five. Grown up ladies, sophisticated ones wore pearl necklaces. I wanted what they had."
The Angle: Vol. 2003:
4, Article 11.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjf.edu/angle/vol2003/iss4/11