April’s Featured Stone - Cherry Creek Jasper
You walk beneath the cloud of blushing blossoms, your feet leaving curious mottled green and brown trails in the carpet of petals. Now is the time for contemplation, to admire the transience and fragility.
You watch as a child wanders through the grove. She is unaware of your scrutiny. Blossoms decorate her dark hair and she laughs and skips, enjoying the day. You could be sad – to think of your…
March Featured Stone - Rhyolite
No moss grows on you, you are industry itself. You are heated with an inner fire, far below the surface. When rhyolite is formed by the earth it begins as hot magma. When it erupts, it can be highly explosive. I think you know the feeling. Driving the kids to soccer, ballet and remedial maths. You simmer quietly, dutifully listening to their complaints about the unfairness of the world.
Stone for March - Pearls and Garnets
Just like you, pearls go with everything.
In the tiny brains of the soft harmless oysters, there rests a longing for teeth. Not the smooth hard flatness of a protective shell, but the hard, sharp, surface of a tooth. The pearl is the oysters dream of growing a biting surface, of being able to fight back.
As a decoration, you drape these dream teeth about your neck. They set off the subdued…