Another little tidbit about me--I like stones. Crystals. I have a dozen or so. Ametheyst. Rose quartz. Snowflake obsidian. Moonstone. Tiger's Eye. I have a huge Selenite wand with a bit of green fluorite attached of the end. Far too many to list them all here. I have some I've had for so long I no longer remember their names. I pick them up, hold them in my hands. Sometimes I tuck them into a pocket and carry them around with me during the day. Each one has its own unique subtle "feel" to it, a subtle vibration that's barely noticeable on a conscious level. But I feel different when I hold them. They lend me something I'm not entirely sure is really there or all in my head. But I love to hold them, to stroke them while I'm doing things. Some lift me up. Some give me peace or a sense of calmness.
One of my favorites is yellow calcite. I don't even remember where I bought this stone from I've had it for so long. I haven't held or worn this stone in years. They've all been sitting, collecting dust on my shelf. This one is crystal clear, with rounded square edges, with a light yellow tinge. Here's a picture:
I found it very difficult to capture its clarity. It reminds me of a piece of yellow ice. The stone is said to have metaphysical properties. According to a website I found the stone:
...stimulates the intellect. It can help one organize intellectual thoughts and information.
...boosts one's general energy level. From this, it increases one's personal power and sense of self-worth.
...is also very helpful for psychic abilities and meditation. It assists with channeling, intuitive awareness, shamanic work, and other psychic activities.
....and benefits the stomach, upper intestines, upper back and upper spine.
For me, just looking at it, or even holding it in my hand, it's like what I imagine holding a ray of sunshine would feel like. It fills me with warmth and joy and just makes me smile. This is very much a feel good stone for me, which, I'd imagine, is its entire purpose. Living in The Great Northwest, where it rains and is cloudy and overcast something like 300 days out of the year, this stone is a good pick-me-up.
On a writing note, I've completed the first chapter of my new WIP, and have written bits and pieces of the next two. I'm afraid the inspiration is coming in fits and starts, but I'm having quite a lot of fun just letting myself go with it. I love the premise and the characters. Next up is writing the first love scene. Started it this morning, but I find them difficult. As my CPs will likely tell you, I find it hard to find the proper balance between emotion and, ahem, "action". So, I've saved the writing of until tomorrow morning, where I'm hoping that the muse will knock me square over the head and make it easy on me this time. Wish me luck. LOL
Have a great weekend! May the "muse" be with you! ;)