rocks and age

today i'm thinking about the hands that make 
and how the land
if we let it.
i have had an amazing 2 weeks
more on that later
today is my birthday.
i am a crone now at 61,
an elder
not as old by a long shot as these rocks.
rocks naturally split
found on daily walks
became books
the rock book below is the largest split rock on the left
with its pages
handmade papers shaped to fit
between the two covers
of rock.
the largest of all, 
number 1, not shown here,
 is more than twice as big as this one.
 the second gray rock covers are book number 5, (maybe)
sold while visiting Toronto.
this makes me very happy.