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March 2008 -- Crystals

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  • Crystal Stories
    by Shannon Wolff

    I cannot help but wonder
    As I gaze upon the crystal in my hand
    What stories lay beneath the glass-like surface
    Shimmering like a gem from a distant land

    Little crystal, where did you come from?
    Can you say? Do you know?
    How did you find your way to me?
    And, when I release you, where will you go?

    What road did you travel to reach my front door?
    And what things did you see along the way?
    Surely you have an interesting story or two
    If you could speak, would you say?

    Were you found by a small child
    Then hoarded away like a precious treasure?
    Did he tuck you away someplace safe
    Or leave you out, to gaze upon at his leisure?

    When that child grew up, were you cast aside and forgotten?
    Or were you kept as a reminder of simpler times?
    Did the wonder he once saw in you fade?
    Or did it stay, waiting for him between the lines?

    Maybe you werenít found by a child at all
    But by an adult looking for crystals to sell
    No, that canít be too interesting a story
    If thatís the case, itís no wonder you wonít tell

    Unless the crystal hunter met someone on the way
    A hapless maiden or vile villain on the roadside
    Thereís no telling what could happen then
    I could spend all day imagining the stories you hide

    But perhaps I should find a few stories of my own
    Go out into the world and just leave you be
    On second thought, maybe you should come too
    If I donít find a story, you can keep me company

    Shannon Wolff was born in Alaska and grew up in a little town called North Pole. This fact has lead every one of her relatives not familiar with Alaska, and complete strangers, to ask if she knows Santa Claus. She now resides in Cartersville, Georgia and is having mixed results with informing her new neighbors about her previous residence.
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