Thinking Stone

low-fire ceramic, stone, resin, sound

Imagine your thoughts circling
above the stones,
a bird in flight
searching for a place to rest.

Now imagine the small bird
floating lightly on a breeze,
and softly landing on the rough stone’s edge.

Soaking up the sunshine, the bird takes a breath,
the whisper of the sea filling tiny lungs.

Inhale, exhale.
Breath goes in, breath goes out.

Envision your thoughts taking to the sky once more,
soaring, leisurely winding their way around the stone,
and gradually drifting down to the water
down, down, down.

Soundlessly, the thoughtbird slips into the water,
smoothly sinking
down, down, down.

Watch it slowly disappear.