Friday, February 18, 2011

Ode to Tourmaline

The name is hard, formal, scientific. Fierce.

Elemental minerals. Aluminum. Magnesium. Iron. Sodium. Potassium. A semi-precious integration. Color resulting from chemistry and crystallization.

Green at one end, pink at another. Or green on the surface, pink beneath. Sometimes, pure pink from eons of exposure and decay. Iron into pale stones creating pink.

You are a pink with power, with edge, with structure and form and strength.

Tourmaline, you are pink all grown up and ready to take on the world.
Take me with you. Together we are a force.

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