Yesterday, the song, “Under Pressure”, came strumming through my brain, during my AM browsing routine. I immediately think of the necessity of pressure in the creation of diamonds and then it jolts to the scene from “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”. ( As a gal who has worked in mental health and have had issues my own, I highly recommend! Zach Galifinakis is GREAT in it!!!) Anyway…. this clip shows how the patients’ imaginations can free from their imposing pressures and allow them to SHINE. Once the pressure is overcome, shiny gemstones appear (even in beards ).
Now, my scientific mind has to add a link to this article about diamond formation from Smithsonian Magazine. It is not over the top and very simply describes the formation of diamonds in the earth’s mantle (the deep, deep part). Basically, gemstones result from carbon molecules and pressure. It’s kind of funny to think that carbon is the second most predominant molecule that humans are made of. Just something to ponder and smile about~ SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS!!