I definitely appreciated the piece on rocks by Earl Reynolds that appeared at the end of the e-newsletter from Western Friend last week. As a geologist and a Quaker, there was a lot there that really resonated with me – especially the part about all rocks being individuals and the fact that they aren’t in a hurry. Several of the items on my meditation table at home are rocks. One of these rocks is one that is a great reminder of the sense of time that Reynolds talked about in his piece. It is a chunk of Gneiss from the Great Slave province of northern Canada. Indications are that it is between 2 and 4 billion years of age. Holding it in your hand means holding much of the planet’s long history. Definitely humbling.
In any event, I am grateful for Reynold’s piece.
from Frank Granshaw, Multnomah Monthly Meeting (5/30/2022)