Friday, September 10, 2010

You Know You're a Rockhound When...


--You look down instead of up.

--Any rock, no matter how common, will raise your pulse.

--You see beauty in all rocks, even the ones you leave behind.

--Your family and friends just roll their eyes when you pick up yet another rock.

--You are willing to dig up a rock with a spoon, even if it means ruining the spoon.

--You have been known to visit urban rock piles and risk stares from people who are wondering why a 50-something woman is crawling around in a dirt pile.

--You are willing to pay excess baggage fees (international, yet) for a large yellow rock that looks like a loaf of bread.

--Your pockets are always filled with rocks and residual dirt.

--You often find pebbles in your shoes and even socks.

--You don't mind dirt at all, even under your fingernails. That's what they make soap and water for.

--You GET why rocks are so spiritual; you understand that rocks have been around since the beginning of earth (and quite possibly before) and deserve our respect.

--You believe that rocks are not just inert objects, but living entities that will communicate to you if you are willing to "listen" to what they have to say.

--You see art in rock formations.

--You are willing to pay good money for a rock just because you like it and not because it's valuable to others.
Obviously, I am a rockhound, who loves rocks in all forms. I have never met a rock I didn't like, even if I had to leave it behind.

On this blog, I plan to post images of my rocks, both ordinary and unusual. I even have some valuable rocks, but not that many. Most of my rocks are random discoveries.

Feel free to post in the comment section your take on "You Know You're a Rockhound When..."