The Opal, known for its iridescent beauty, is a kaleidoscope of shifting color ranging from dark to light. For centuries, many feared the stone, labeling it as a bearer of misfortune and harm.
Still, throughout history, the Opal has been revealed as an emblem of extraordinary hope and healing. At our second annual community celebration, The Autumn Opal Festival, we selected the stone as a metaphor for the multitudes held within every human being.
Like the Opal, light and darkness make up our existence. We must explore both. We are complex and ever changing.
This November we leave harmful expectations to the autumn winds. We acknowledge, then shed painful pasts, so that we may live more fully. The Autumn Opal celebrates each step of the journey and the strength required to embark.