Maybe you have heard of the music of Bach or Vivaldi, or the paintings of Caravaggio or Rubens described as ‘baroque’. But the word ‘baroque’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘barocco’ meaning ‘irregular pearl’. Extravagant and unusual beauty was once associated with these kinds of pearls.
With X-ray scans we can see that at the center of baroque pearls are things like fish tales, snail shells, sticks, worms, tiny crabs and all sorts of other things. A baroque pearl is an autobiography of a true lived life.
Recently I was talking with a farmer who raises her cows in all the ways you would want about possibly using her tallow for Primal Derma. She said ‘I slaughter when the cows are older so the tallow is really yellow. I don’t know if you’ll want it.” But I was thrilled to hear this because this is a sign that the cows are from somewhere that allows them to eat and have more of life.
Is each batch of Primal Derma a pearl? I don’t know about that. But each is an manifestation of a cow that has lived a unique life in place and their body is a reflection of that place.
So each batch will have different colors and maybe even slightly different textures because we aren’t making industrially produced strings of pearls where every one is the same.
We are happily contending with difference at the heart of these gems of the pasture and letting that show us how to proceed the best we can and trying to make beauty with that.
Thanks so much for your ongoing support of Primal Derma.