Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
Thus far, I’ve resisted the urge to have a regular feature on my blog, but sometimes I question that decision.
Other bloggers have a set schedule for posting, with a predetermined topic to write about, and it seems to work for them. Provides some organization for the writer, while letting readers anticipate what’s to come.
I seriously considered having a regular feature here, too. I’d call it “Sunday’s Gem” and every week, I’d feature a new gemstone.
Without getting all mystical and stuff, I could discuss its properties, where it can be found, what it looks like, what healing it’s said to bring about, and so forth. I could take a photo of it if it’s something I’ve used in a piece of beaded jewelry; otherwise, I could borrow a picture online, giving credit where it’s due.
There are hundreds of different gemstones, so I wouldn’t run out of subject matter soon. And we could all learn together.
But maybe I was right in the first place.
Maybe you don’t care a fig about gemstones. Maybe you don’t want to have to read any more posts than I’m already writing.
Oh, who’s kidding? Maybe I’m the problem. I doubt I have time to do all the research necessary for such a featured post, and I shudder at the idea of being boxed in and having to adhere to a set schedule and topic.
Nevertheless, gemstones fascinate me.
When I started beading jewelry, I chose stones based on color. Or feel. Shape, and whether they had that glitter factor.
It was enough.
But as time went on and I became more proficient, I noticed how some gemstones were said to have characteristics of healing. Physical, mental, spiritual.
It stands to reason that, as part of our earth, even what are considered inanimate rocks have energy. And if properly harnessed, that energy can be used for good.
Hmm, how about a compromise?
Every so often, I’ll post on Sunday (something I rarely do now). And those posts will fall under the category, “Sunday’s Gem.”
You’ll know what you’re getting, and I’ll be able to tell whether this idea works or not.