Everybody Needs a Rock

by elli on August 21, 2013

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Rule Number One

If you can,
go to a mountain
made out of
nothing but
a hundred million
small
shiny
beautiful
roundish
rocks.

But if you can’t
anyplace will do.

(seemed apropos today.)

Thank you Byrd Baylor. Everybody Needs a Rock was one of my favorite books as a kid. I must’ve checked it out from the library about a bazillion times, and had the ten rules for finding your special rock etched into my pliable little child-mind for years.

(They’re gone from my grown-up mind now, along with college calculus, but I picked up a used copy of it today, and plan to re-commit them to memory post-haste.)

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