So, when I was younger, my dad would go on these extended trips for work to all kinds of exotic places...Turkey, China, England, etc. He was always gone for 3-4 weeks at a time. We all missed him terribly, but when he came back, he came armed with all kinds of gifts from all over the world. It was so exciting, getting my dad back AND getting presents all at the same time, as if the first thing wasn't enough. I still have a lot of trinkets that I cherish so. These black pearls, in their little yellow silk pouch are probably one of my favorites, and there's many more things that I cherish. Although, now that I'm older, I realize that more time with my dad would have been more precious. I love you dad!