Why peculiarpearl?

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1. I’m all about alliteration. My name is an alliteration, Krystal Clark. It rolls well off the tongue and I can do that cute Meg Ryan side to side head movement from You’ve Got Mail when she says “Kathleen Kelly”. “Krystal Clark”.

2. Peculiar has a few different meanings for me:

A. unusual, unexpected, atypical, out of the ordinary, and anomalous, etc. Throughout my life I’ve always stuck out in a space. Mostly it was because I was often the “only” African American person in a class, in a gifted program, on my freshman floor in college, or in a group of friends. It could be because of the sheer volume of my voice and laughter or my ability to hold my own when voicing my opinion no matter how popular or unpopular it might be.  I have come to enjoy being in places and operating in spaces where people don’t expect me to be.

B. The other meaning is important because of my belief in Christ and the knowledge that I possess in my heart that I “belong exclusively to Him”. In 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) , it is explained to us that as believers we are God’s own special people.  We are peculiar in that we believe in Him and because of that belief we belong to Him. Others might also see believers as peculiar as defined by definition A due to our belief and acting in accordance to what we believe.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

3. The pearl is the jewel of my sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Along with that, there is beauty in how pearls are made by oysters. The oyster turns an irritant into what many of us wear as a classy piece of jewelry. Instead of succumbing to irritation or rather negativity, the oyster defends itself and creates a positive outcome. A pearl is something ugly that has been made into something beautiful. I desire to live my life doing this as I persist through every day of my life. I’m in the business of pearls, people.

So, there you go. peculiarpearl. I actually put a lot of thought into this, folks.

Thanks for reading.

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