Greenstone begins as a soft crystalline rock which eventually finds itself trapped between fault lines deep in the earth and from the pressure exerted upon it over time becomes Jade, one of the hardest stones.
I didn't know that. We kind of assume everything in nature arrived fully formed and finished but much of it is a work in progress, just like us. I wear a jade ring which I find myself rubbing when I'm worried or anxious. Then I worry I'm ruining my ring. More likely the thumb will take the form of the stone for we are all shaped by what we do aren't we? It is all evolution via a day to day pace isn't it?
"Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along. There is nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone." ~ Terry Pratchett 1948-2001
The cards open previously closed doors to my own heart with their merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.