Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Love lives on

Okay today's story comes actually from an advertisement that half way creeps me out and half way is really kind of sweet.

Diamonds represent love, marriage, eternity, and they of course last forever. That's their alure. Well partly, they also sparkle quite nicely, and are a girl's best friend. Of course I may be somewhat bias as first I am a girl, and second it is my birthstone so I have always had an affinity for them. But let's focus on diamonds being a symbol of love. A miraculous quote from this advertisement defines love in a way I haven't really thought about before. "Love. Life’s single greatest risk. Life’s single greatest reward. Love captures your heart in a second and holds it for eternity." What a beautiful way to put it right? Explains that it can totally rip you apart and leave you with nothing, but if it works out it will stay with you for eternity.

Well now there is an additional way to remember the love that you had for someone who has died. Now you can have a certified diamond made out of the carbon of a loved one. Creepy right? Ya incredibly creeptastic. But wouldn't it be interesting if you could have something like that to remember someone by. They can make all the different colored diamonds (just a question of adding different impuritites to the carbon), they're still the qualified hardness, brilliance, everything that all normal diamonds are rated by. Although if you think about it there would be no reason why they would be any different. Carbon is carbon and carbon is what makes diamonds. The only difference would by your mindset when you look down at your pretty hand with a gorgeous ring on it and you think wow what a beautiful reminder of the person I love, or, whoa, still kinda weird that that diamond is actually my mom or whatever. I don't know how I would feel about it actually but it is an interesting method that completely changes how you would think about your loved one.

Another question and something to think about is would it make a difference to you if you used a guy someone that you love as opposed to a girl someone that you love. And let's be honest that only a girl is going to do this. What guy is going to make a diamond out of someone that he loves? First he probably isn't going to wear it and second who is he going to give it to? So a girl is going to buy it. But would you make one out of your mom and not your dad, or the other way around, or would there be no gender discrimination? I myself would feel weird making a diamond out of a guy because I know they would feel weird being one. I don't know maybe this situation is just so weird that I can't handle it. A good memory definitely but how about the other person? Ya maybe just too weird....

An interesting idea to be sure. Maybe I would look into it because I do love diamonds. Well I guess it would depend on how big of a diamond I could get out of the person. (0:

On another note, sound off on whether I should run a 5k or a 10k on August 3rd...?


Abbey said...

Ok, creepy. That's the only thing to say. Never do that, you'd have a dead person on your hand. I also don't think having an urn4 with a +dead person in your house+ is a pleasant idea either. Sorry K is helping me. Also, run a 5k so you don't get discouraged during the middle of running 6 miles. 3 miles you can do pretty much anytime. Except when your pregnant and sick and already are dragging your butt and stomach around like a giant cinnamon roll.

Heidi said...

I think the only way you could do it is if you came to a balance between memories and diamonds. It is creepy though. Oh I love when K helps.

You never have and never will be fat.

Kara said...

I agree with Abbey, that's creepy. And I hadn't even thought to the "dead person on your finger" part yet, but gross, gross, gross! I also would do a 5k, but I would do that because I hate having people see me run because I look like a dancer and it's silly. You probably don't have that problem, but I'd still say 5k.