This Ohm Beads blog brings a couple of further updates regarding the Ohm Beads Heart of Stone (Bead of the Month for June 2017.)
They've also released the story behind the bead itself and it's another beautiful, thought provoking piece of prose.
Once there was a happy man. He loved his life and the people around him. He helped those who needed help, and didn't feel obligated to do so. He loved his family above all. He did what he had to do to support his children and spouse. He didn't want them to suffer. But, times were tough. He didn't have enough to reach The Dream™. The family got by. They had each other.
On the way to work, while waiting for the bus, the man stood by a familiar lamp post plastered in flyers. One read: “Black Magic. Live Your Dream! You have enough love to give. Call now!” He called.
The voice, soft enough to give you tingles, whispered into his ear. They told him everything he wanted to hear - that he was suffering - that he wanted more - that he could get more. The voice encouraged him to dream bigger. They offered him empathy and help.
The man said “All I need is money. I want to be rich. I want to give my family everything they want!”
“Anything is possible,” the voice said, “but you have to pay the price. In return for financial stability I am asking for your heart. It is a simple transaction. You will give me your heart and I will give you this one, just like yours, but stone. Same same, but different. No surgery required!” the voice laughed. The man agreed.
He woke up in a big empty house, unhappy, and totally alone. What’s wrong with me? He thought. What happened to my life?
Suddenly memories flooded his brain. He did get rich after all, not quickly but over time. Money didn't bring happiness. He didn't notice the time as it rippled away from him. He didn't notice his family evolve, his children grow, and leave. Now an old man, a heart of stone left him unable to feel the good in life. Unable to feel his love and affection his partner and children left him. Unable to be close, his friends turned away.
The man needed to go for a walk. He was devastated. Becoming wealthy, was it worth it?
The man found himself staring mindlessly at a tv screen in a shop window with candy colored flickering images dulling his senses begging for attention. Then he saw it. An ad flashed “Black Magic. Stop Dreaming. Call Now!” He fixated on the numbers, 555-1111. He called.
After a few taps and clicks on the line, a soft voice answered.
“What do you want?”
“I want my old self back. I want my life back. I want my heart back. I want my feelings back. I want to be able to feel again and screw the money, I’ve always had enough, not more, not less.” The man cried uncontrollably.
He woke early Sunday morning. Freshly brewed coffee called him from the kitchen. He heard his children laughing and a puppy’s bark. “Oh! It was just a dream!” he thought. Thankfully, it was just a dream... He felt his heart relax. He felt it pump. A shiny, loving, full of life heart; he could feel the ends of the earth in his blood. He was alive, again, like never before.
What happens going forward? We don’t know. #ChipAwayAtYourInsecurities
The blind distribution is already the topic of much discussion on social media and it's difficult not to speculate. Realistically with this quantity available, there should still be stock available when those who do pre-order begin to receive their charms. I'm desperately curious to know how many different versions they are, particularly since I've managed to acquire most of the different Bead of the Month variations.
As always I love to hear from my readers. Are you excited for the Ohm Beads Heart of Stone? Do you have your own opinion on what that box is going to hold? Hit the comments and let me know!