“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. It is only then that we could have a full, happy and contented life.” ~ Unknown (with thanks to Pamela Jumper Thurman for the share)
There’s been an article going round the social media sphere this week about hag stones or fairy stones. They have other names as well, depending where you are. Basically, hag stones are small rocks with natural holes through them created by water flow. According to some, they hold protective properties. The belief that hag stones possess magic of some sort is an ancient belief. Hag stones are somewhat common to find in the Illinois River around Tahlequah, as evidenced by this bowl of hag stones gathered from the river I keep nearby. Most everyone I know who lives near the Illinois River have hag stones laying about. The Chapmans sometimes find hag stones in their Southern Ohio creeks and friends in South America sometimes find them on beaches. All water is sacred, but hag stone waters are extraordinary. I’ve got a hankerin’ to find some more.