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Petrified Wood

"I've watched you long enough,

I can speak to you any way I like -

I cannot go on

restricting myself to images

because you think it is your right

to dispute my meaning:

I am prepared now to force

clarity upon you."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Rainbow Quartz

"Forgive me if I say I love you: the powerful

are always lied to since the weak are always

driven by panic."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Stones found in New Mexico & Utah

"Hear me out: that which you call death

I remember.

It is terrible to survive

as consciousness

buried in the dark earth."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Citrine Quartz

"At the end of my suffering

there was a door."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Crystal Quartz

"Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know

what despair is; then

winter should have meaning for you."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Amethyst 

"You who do not remember

passage from the other world

I tell you I could speak again: whatever

returns from oblivion returns

to find a voice"

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Agate Geode

"I didn't know my voice

if one were given me

would be so full of grief, my sentences

like cries strung together.

I didn't even know I felt grief

until that word came"

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Agate Geode

"I make another case - being depressed, yes, but in a sense passionately

attached to the living tree, by body

actually curled in the split trunk, almost at peace, in the evening rain

almost able to feel

sap frothing and rising: Noah says this is

an error of depressives, identifying

with a tree, whereas the happy heart

wanders the garden like a fallen leaf, a figure for

the part, not the whole."

- Louis Gluck, The WIld Iris

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Crazy Lace Agate Geode

“All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life - where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it.” 

- Miranda July, It Chooses You

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“Are you angry? Punch a pillow. Was it satisfying? Not hardly. These days people are too angry for punching. What you might try is stabbing. Take an old pillow and lay it on the front lawn. Stab it with a big pointy knife. Again and again and again. Stab hard enough for the point of the knife to go into the ground. Stab until the pillow is gone and you are just stabbing the earth again and again, as if you want to kill it for continuing to spin, as if you are getting revenge for having to live on this planet day after day, alone.” 

- Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Peacock Ore

“I really did not feel okay about any of this, and there was really nothing I could do about any of it.” 

- Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Stone found by a river in Alabama

“Sometimes I looked at her sleeping face, the living flesh of it, and was overwhelmed by how precarious it was to love a living thing. She could die simply from lack of water. It hardly seemed safer than falling in love with a plant.” 

- Miranda July, The First Bad Man

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Honey Calcite

“In an ideal world, we would have been orphans. We felt like orphans and we felt deserving of the pity that orphans get, but embarrassingly enough, we had parents.” 

- Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

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Red Stone

“I wish there were a class where we could just keep going around the circle. around and around, until we had finally said everything about ourselves.” 

- Miranda July

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Stone found in a parking lot, I don't remember where

"We may think we live in very psychologically aware times, but we haven't yet managed to shake off our mythical version of motherhood - the myth that says a mother is by definition capable of love, protection and kindness. The mother myth gives great cover to unloving mothers, who far too often operate undisturbed while their husbands, other family members and society deflect any criticism or scrutiny directed at them. Most societies glorify mothers, as if the mere act of giving birth makes them inherently capable of nurturing."

- Dr. Susan Forward, Mothers Who Can't Love

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Fool's Gold / Pyrite

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Black Tourmaline

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Rose Quartz

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Stone brought back from Iceland

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Moss Agate

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Moss Agate

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Moss Agate

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Moss Agate

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Moss Agate

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Petrified Wood

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Stone found on a magical road trip

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Carnelian

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Stone found while I was homeless

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Tiger's Eye

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Red Jasper

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Snowflake Obsidian

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Unkown, Amythist, Unknown

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Unkown, Unkown, Onyx

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Jasper

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Stones found during the course of life

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Snowflake Obsidian

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Tiger's Eye

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Carnelian

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Jasper

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