Updated: Aug 12
Rocks. They're everywhere!
You can't throw a rock in ANY direction and not have it land on either actual rock or at least something made of rock. We LIVE on a ROCK! So I think it's fair to say that Rocks are kind of a big deal.
Photo taken by author at Letchworth State Park, NY
Folks often refer to Rocks as inanimate objects lacking intelligence; 'rockhead", "dumb as a box of rocks" , are common monikers. Rock characters in books, comics and cartoons all speak slowly, heavily, having little or no practical knowledge, just brute strength sprinkled with some solid moral convictions or some other trait of value as a sort of counter-balance.
This could not be further from the truth!
Rocks Record Time.
They are Geological Timekeepers.
One can't help but to feel a deep humility when standing in the presence of a canyon wall, especially while noodling on the inconceivable vastness of time on display in the rock strata. It is a mind boggling contemplation, one I encourage all to consider
We humans have long known the importance of Rocks. And that we place such high value on the prettiest, hardest, most useful among them is proof enough that they deserve proper reverance and respect. All of our roads and highways are constructed from rocks. Old high-rise buildings were built using rock in the form of cement bricks. The Rock Saga goes on and on.... I urge you to go down the rabbit-hole of all the many uses of Quartz Crystal!
So, yeah, Rocks Rule! Rock On, Feel Good!