Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Rock Shaman. Copyright Merilee Mitchell

The Crystal That Waited For Me

She lives in Tecopa and she heals.  She knows everything one can possibly know about rocks, fossils and crystals.  Her house is surrounded by them.  For her they are living, breathing beings that emit energy, tell stories, heal the sick and have the power to take us into another world.  One of enlightenment.

After sitting with her for awhile, she looked at me and said, “You know, I have this crystal.  I’ve had it for eight years and I knew it didn’t belong to me.  It was for someone else.  I just never knew who it wanted to belong to.  Now I know.  It’s you.”

She handed me a flat and very unusual quartz crystal.  The minute I touched it, I knew it was mine.  It just had to wait eight years before I was ready for it.

Tecopa, California