One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony.
― Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I have a fair collection of crystals and took a close up of my amethyst geode. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.