|The Stone Charged with Love and Sunshine|
This morning, I found a "new" stone sitting with my art supplies on the kitchen counter. Since Superman is constantly bringing me stones I knew it had been left there for me to find, but from the moment I picked it up I knew this one was special. It isn't the most beautiful or unique stone he has brought me and like many others in my collection it emits a low steady pulse of energy, along with something else I couldn't identify right away.
By the time my husband had emerged from the shower, I knew that this stone wasn't going to be added to the collection on the shrine. I wanted it near me. I envisioned wrapping it in wire and wearing it around my neck, but the truth was I was already becoming addicted to the feel of it in my hand. I needed to know more about this stone that I had so quickly become fascinated with, so I asked Superman about it. Then I understood.
This past weekend, he and Miss Busy had been outside playing while I fixed a snack in the kitchen. When I emerged from the apartment, I found her toddling around his Harley and he very patiently telling her the names of all the parts and explaining what they did. At some point during their time together, Miss Busy had latched on to this particular rock and had been very reluctant to let it go (she is still in the stage where she mouths everything, so letting her keep it wasn't an option). When he had finally convinced her to relinquish it, he had slipped it in his pocket then promptly forgot about it for a day or two.
Somehow, the magic of love and sunshine had become infused in this stone. It holds the memory of a beautiful daddy/daughter moment that was so generously shared with me. I have always known that one can attach certain emotions to an item associated with an event, but this is the first time I have experienced being "given" a moment that I did not share in. What a wonderful way to experience love this Beltane week.