"A diamond is the ultimate gemstone, having few weaknesses and many strengths. Formed under pressure, the diamond is the hardest substance found in nature. There is nothing on earth that is stronger, more durable and enduring than diamonds. An uncut diamond represents the untapped potential that lies in all of us."
Head on over to Carnival #35, "The Hardest Part." I have been too busy with school to post, but lots of other bloggers have written great stuff on the topic of "The Hardest Part." Jodi Reimer, at Reimer Reason, has put together a wide assortment of posts on personal issues - pain, loneliness, vulnerability, lack of privacy; family expectations; health care providers; and the ever present societal issues of prejudice and discrimination. When life settles down for me, I'll be checking out the posts. I hope you'll head over, too.