Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Small Stones

I have, in the past, participated in the Small Stones project. For the month of January 2012, they are having a challenge to write one small stone a day, A River of Stones. What are small stones you may ask? According to Fiona and Kasper, the originators of this idea, they are very short pieces of writing, prose, poetry, what have you, that capture a precise moment, setting off a burst of emotion in you. You can read more here: http://www.writingourwayhome.com/p/river-jan-12.html

Of course, I jot these down every now and then, and when I saw this first thing this morning, it inspired a lovely memory from last week, evoking just such a burst of emotion perfect for one of these stones.

Tiny, beautiful ballerina, she finds a silk leaf on the shop floor, hidden in
a corner. Picking it up, she dances, tippy toes barely touching the floor,
tapping the leaf onto all the crystals.
"What are you doing?" we ask.
"I'm putting magic into my leaf," she answers.
Magic stones, magic little bit of a girl.

copyright 2011 E A Kaufman 

Blessings nine!