It seems keeping company with stones is
Keeping company with eternity
From such a distant place
That still resides in me.
We hear it in silence.
We feel it in stones…..
And you release it in this gathering together.
Did you know that I love stones, rocks, pebbles? All kinds, all shapes, all colors, but the smooth ones, rounded by water and time are the best. I can never walk past one without stopping and picking it up. Inspecting it. Admiring its lines. Feeling its smoothness. Sometimes it ends up in my pocket. And in a bowl at home on my coffee table …
If you haven’t seen it, and are interested, I wrote an article for Quilting Arts Magazine on making stones, rocks and pebbles out of fabric last year. You can find it in the June/July 2014 issue.
I am off now to look for a new stone to add to my collection.