Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Times with Stone

Write your sad times in sand,
Write your good times in stone.
George Bernard Shaw, Irish author and playwright (1856–1950)

Sitting on a flowerbox ledge outside the church, sipping a coffee and passing time, I took pleasure in studying the old stone walls around me. There may be lots of adages contrary to walls and their construction, but I take comfort in their strength and resilience. For me, their patina of soot, lichen, nicks, and bird droppings just adds depth to their character. Oh the stories they could tell! Perhaps it's just the archaeologist in me coming out, but I think old stone walls make fascinating companions.

1 comment:

John said...

...a pet rock can be a comforting companion...