Monday, February 14, 2011

Project 365 - Playing With My Heart

I have an affinity for stones. Often, when I travel I am on the lookout for bits of hardened earth.  A piece of place that I can pick up and put in my pocket.  I love the way it feels in my hand.  Cool or warm depending on whether it was found in sun or shade, dry or wet.  The birth of a place is held suspended in stone.

I am not limited to stones that I find.  Over the years, I have been given many.  My favorites are heartshaped. On days when I am feeling a bit blue, I search out a bit of stony heart.  I roll it around in my fingers, press it between my palms and absorb the simplicity of shape and substance. Love in it's most earthy form.