I Love Rocks

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    For as long as i can remember I've had a

    collection of rocks. I would like to bring rocks home as a reminder of where i'd been. My mom actually had to create a rule around rocks, only 3 rocks/trip. I find rocks everywhere that i think are beautiful. I'm a gardener so i'm constantly putting small rocks in my pockets...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 27

    Choosing a Rock

     Children’s author, Byrd Baylor  lives in the Southwest. She advises us about the way to choose a rock.        "You go out into a quiet place, alone, and sit still for a long time, not worrying at all, not planning what...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    I Love Rocks

    I love all kind of rocks.Wonderful fossils we find in our brook. Large glacial boulders in a national forest about an hour away, some as big as a house.The pretty little white stones that we called lucky stones as kids.The smooth, rippled rocks from the beach. Several years...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    14 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    The fascination of Rocks is amazing.

    Needless to say, my whole life revolves around rocks. I have even made new friends just because of Rocks, had fights with mother because of Rocks, came to live on Dhauladhar Himalayas because of Rocks, and joined Royal Geological Society because of Rocks... my cousin brother...
    lslav2 lslav2
    22-25, M
    Jun 17, 2015


     "Easy --            to know that diamonds are precious,      Good --            to know that rubies have depth,       But more...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser
    66-70, F
    Nov 30, 2008

    Collect Them From Every Place I Visit

    Every state I visit I pick up a rock and bring it home with me to keep forever.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    15 Responses May 4, 2008

    i like the feel of them,

    when at rocky beaches i pick up heaps of pebbles and scrunch my hands up its very therapeutic
    pineapplelumps pineapplelumps
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    Hard to Resist Collecting

    I remember when I was a kid, I always had pockets full of rocks that I had collected during the day. Mother used to laugh that we don't have to buy stonewashed jeans because our daughter usually does them for us by forgetting couple rocks in the laundry. As years have gone by...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    8 Responses May 5, 2008

    The One Thing I Collected As a Child

    Besides koala bear stuffed animals, the only other thing I collected as a child was rocks.  In our laundry room, we had an extra refrigerator (we were a family of seven) and it was next to the washing machine...making it really easy for me to climb on top of it.  It was...
    hippieheart hippieheart
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2008
    lslav2 lslav2
    22-25, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    Stone Crazy

    Some people collect certain things that has value, but not me, i collect stones. I have spent hours on the hunt for the prettiest, oldest , colorfulest stones around everywhere i go. I have a rock bed that when folks come by to visit, i can't get them to pay attention to anything...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2012

    Always Take One With Me..

    If I find a nice stone.. I'll just take it with me (As long as it's under 2 pounds or so haha) They can be so different. All kind of shapes, colours and consistence. I have one that has the shape of a lamb and is very porous. (No it's not a sponge ;)) That is the coolest one I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 16, 2008

    Cracking Rocks

    Summer time fun:  Several of us children would go down to the river to smash rocks. Sounds boring but no, we were curious.You never know what's hidden in a pretty stone. Crystals of many colors. Quartz and fossils. Amazing imprints of insects, ancient worms and crustaceans...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2012
    HerpMcDerppp HerpMcDerppp
    16-17, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2014

    Rocks and Stones

    I especially love the lively bright greens of the beautiful Amazonite and Aquamarine and Aventurine. The sky blues of Blue Lace Agate and Blue Chalcedony and Turquoise keep me close to the blues of the heavens. Then I really really love the great purples and lavenders of the...
    Radiant Radiant
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    My Passion

    Since I was a child I have always felt a deep connection to rocks and stones. I felt like they were little people to be collected up and carried around. My mother tells me now that I'm her little "earth child" and she has no idea where it comes from. That I've always been a rock...
    girvingtree girvingtree
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2013

    Not Obsessively, L O L

    Back when I was in College at Illinois Tech I heard that students at the Institute of Design there had to come up with something that "felt good", a trivia bit stored away in my brain until maybe ten years later when someone gave be a rock that fit nicely in my hand, cylindrical...
    70+, M
    4 Responses May 5, 2012
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