Story of the Stones
Journeying through Grief
There’s a Parable of Stones where a man approaches a merchant who has many precious gems for sale. Each one the man picks, the merchant says “This is not the stone for you”. Eventually, the man picks an ordinary rock and the merchant allows him to buy it. He takes the stone home and washes, polishes, and cares for it every day. Eventually, the rock starts to shine as the diamond hidden within shines through.
To celebrate Jeff, Ash and I painted stones to bring to his bench. This is the conversation we had on the way.