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I really enjoyed this. And yes, I guess stones can give us a glimpse into geological time, which, as you suggest, is very different from our usual timescales.

In the Shinto religion in Japan, the "kami" (roughly but not helpfully translated as gods) can inhabit objects, including rocks.

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I like the idea that gods inhabit rocks. It’s also in Norse mythology. I’ve always loved geology - I even did it in my final year at school. Not surprising I guess 😁

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One of my favorite stones comes from Assisi, Italy in the garden of St. Francis. That little rock sits as a reminder of our interconnectedness with the natural world. I have never felt more peace than in that garden.

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What a beautiful memory to have as the little rock sits in the palm of your hand - like time travelling! 🩷

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Lisa Bolin

Like you, I’m attracted to smooth, rounded pebbles and rocks, but my attraction lately has been to those that are heart-shaped. I must have mentioned this to my friends in Cornwall last year because I recently received a beautiful heart-shaped rock from the Cornwall coast in the mail. Rich called it a healing stone and I’m very grateful for his thoughtfulness. 💙🩵

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That’s lovely 🥰

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