Friday, October 8, 2010
Last week I wrote about an accumulation of boxes. This week I noticed another clump of objects that have found their home in our home: rocks. I love rocks--their solidity, their texture, their permanence. I love to sit on them, walk on them, hold them. Usually, I like rocks in their natural habitat–outdoors–but a few special ones take pride of place on my desk or night stand.
The large one above at top left was a present from my daughter when she was four; the rock is from northern Virginia. At top right is a flattish rock with great bumps and mottling, from Lake Chautauqua in western New York. Bottom left is a special hunk from southern Switzerland, and the one at bottom right, a gift, is from the coast of southern England.
The above two rocks are particularly special. They're from Maine, gifts from my grandchildren.
I use each of the rocks as paperweights or simply as reminders of all that is simple and perfect. I cannot tell you what kind of rocks they are; I'm no specialist. Perhaps you will know. . .