"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming...
suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say -

that a whole new life has opened
before you."

-Agatha Christie

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paua Shells...

Yesterday, an old friend of mine and I met at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for the afternoon.  If you have never been there, it is a fantastic way to spend the day!

This friend and I had not seen each other in many years, but at one time had been extremely close...  We are both at points in our lives where we can enjoy each other once again....  

Hence, the Paua Shells...  I was TOTALLY surprised when my friend gave me a small package to open.  Inside the package were 3 paua shell bangle bracelets!  I was so touched and found it quite amazing that after all of these years my friend had remembered my love of seashells!

Inside the package was also a paper with some information on the paua shell that I would like to share with you all:

1.  Paua represents the essence of love, as well as inner love and beginning transformation.
2.  With the flowing energy of the sea, paua is excellent for helping one access the subconscious for emotional and artistic inspiration, bringing ideas out of the subconscious and allowing them to take inspirational form.
3.  The continuous rotation of the paua spiral represents everlasting life.

I'm lovin' the Paua Shell and will be happily wearing them daily!!


  1. Cindy,
    The bracelets are just beautiful. So many colors! You deserve all good things life brings your way. You are a dear person and I love the #1 on the list. "Paua represents the essence of love". *Aloha & hugs* mojo

  2. p.s. I absolutely adore the turtle!!!

  3. Those are beautiful bracelets and it was so sweet of your friend to remember your love of shells! I had no idea that the Paua shell had such great meaning, now I will have to look for some for myself!

    Glad you reconnected with your friend.

    Kat :)