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August 22, 2021

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A Modest Purchase

Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.

– Goethe –

A Modest Purchase

“Today I went down to the local gravestone vendor to see if I might pick up some pieces of broken stone. Why wouldn’t scraps accumulate from flaws or mishaps in the ordinary course of cutting and dressing memorial stones? It seemed reasonable to think I’d be able to pick up some nice pieces of marble and granite for next to nothing from such discards. And since Mountain View Cemetery, over a hundred and fifty years old, is not far from my home in Oakland, that’s where I headed.” Richard Whittaker shares more about how his unusual quest unfolded. { read more }

Be The Change

Are there “mute teachers” in your own life? If yes, take a moment to reflect on the place they hold in your life, and how they influence your own being.

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