Pressure can create magnificence, like this Amethyst. I wonder if, facing constant, imposed pressure, if this gem ever thought: OMG, how much longer?, What’s the use?, When will it happen?, Is it ever gunna happen for me?, Everyone else is accomplished, why am I not there yet?, What am I doing wrong? This can’t be right. I’m not sure this is gunna work.
Or did it just acknowledge the presence of pressure? Welcoming, inviting, pausing for as long as it takes to settle into something fabulous.