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Skipping Stones

What is it about rocks and sticks and boys?

Skipping stones along the top of the calm lake.
Big rocks.
“Flat rocks work best,” he said.
I was curious so I found a flat rock and threw it at a slant.
Plunk. It didn’t skip.

Instead, I passed the time gazing
at the surrounding pine trees, the lake, the sky.
I passed the time finger painting in the visible patch of sand and small stones.
I finger painted shapes and swirls and found joy in the moment. When I was done, I was
going to take a photo and then decided not to. A few moments later, a small current
caused the water to erase my sand painting. I smiled, knowing, it was best that way. 

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The skimming of stone Rebb. A

The skimming of stone Rebb. A favourite for me. I was thinking about my son today, now sixteen and how when we were in Spain last year  he spent time skimming the meditteranean pebbles, smooth and perfect into the sea. Now time passes and it is a distant memory. Lovely snapshot you've portrayed. Temporary yet compelling. m 

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How lovely to watch your son

How lovely to watch your son skimming pebbles in such a breathtaking setting, m. I’m happy that the stones and lake found you when you were thinking of your son and that they are here shared on the shores of this blog. Thank you, m.—always.

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Sticks and Stones

Lovely.

Every child should have access to sticks and stones.  Store bought toys?  Not so important.  Sand for artists like yourself is important also.

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Thank you, Sue. I like the

Thank you, Sue. I like the way you put it: "Every child should have access to sticks and stones." Now that you've brought that to the surface for me, since I was busy watching the skipping of stones and in my own world, stepping back, it was rather nice to not see cell phones in this moment. Yes, much better than store bought toys.

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Skipping stones along the top of the calm lake.

You remind me that I once wrote a little story about Otters and how they love to play with stones. What is not to love about Otters?    :)

I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the lake, even if the stones didn't work.

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Hi Dolores, Thank you for

Hi Dolores, Thank you for dropping by and commenting! I love Otters and how they are very playful. I'm glad you remembered the story you wrote. It sounds cute.

Since I'm tactile, I like touching the stones, rather than throwing them, but I may try again next time.  :)