“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”-Stephan Hoeller
~ Carl would not have done all these, if Ellie did not pass away. Sometimes we never know what life will bring to us.