Regardless of poverty or affluence, truth or lies, bowls are in home of families around the world, and the presence of a bowl transformed in size represents the proportional importance of resources on human life. Culturally, pearls have always been a metaphor for integrity, born of a similar time needed to nurtures bones of animal for making dice. The portrayal of rice, pearls, and dice together, allows them to be examined together for what they have in common.
Pearl, approximates to sand, is away from the water.
Rice, approximates to sun, is away from the fire.
Bowl, approximate to clay, is away from the fire.
Dice, approximate to bone, is away from the hands.
Between the material and spiritual life.