Monday, November 15, 2010

Rock On

Rock...What does the word mean to you? When I turned one of those 'f' word birthdays, I decided to host a Women Rock party, whereby participants bring a rock graced with a word or words of significance to them. Each rock was added to a basket and we all randomly picked from it. The rock chosen graces our homes for a year, with the word on it binding each of us, as we think about what it meant to the person who brought it and what it has come to mean to the person who chose it. Over the years, these rocks have provided countless inspirations and comforts as we go along with our daily routines. They are reminders of our friendships, our aspirations and our lives; the rock as a symbol of strength, support, and solidity. Here are some of the words that graced our rocks: La Bella Figura, Balance, Chapters, Read swim drink - repeat as necessary, Acceptance, Faith, Gratitude, Healing, Hope, Journal, Perfection is an Illusion, Kindness, Climb more mountains watch more sunsets, Emerge, Explore, Grace, Perspective, Bling.....What would your rock say?

(If you would like to participate in WeekWord please leave a comment by Thursday in order for participants to link to your blog and see what you have come up with. I will post links to participants blogs on Friday. Thanks and I hope you have fun with this!)

My Rocks, 2010

'Stones are objects for contemplation; the more you look, the more you become aware of the journey each stone has made.' from Stones that Speak, Forgotten Features of the Landscape

Keep Calm and Rock On!
Please check out the following bloggers who have participated in this WeekWord:
(Anonymous) - Domestic Scribbles
Sally - Diario
Carola - CarolaBARTz
Christine E-E - Silver Linings 4 Me
Elizabeth - TEXTILSPANIELN
(Anonymous) - JUSTAHUMBLEBEE
Sally - Sow and Sew

Thank you all for making this so interesting! It is amazing how one little word conjures up so many meanings. No rockin' chairs for any of us yet! (So sorry, I couldn't resist.....)
* Carmen from Tails of a Biomouse will host WordWeek next. Check out her inspirational writing and don't forget to comment.

Rocks laid today, 19 November, 2010, 3:30 PM, South Main Street, Topsfield, Massachusetts

21 comments:

Janie said...

What a neat idea....I also Love rocks...I always look for one to take home with me from a memorable trip, but your idea of having a "Rock" party for friends and passing them around is great.

I also date and write messages on my rocks...

Gardeningbren said...

Rocks...love them too. Many years ago I went to a Gallery Exhibit in British Columbia...a man had collected rocks for many years, and each had an embedded number forming part of the rock...a natural number, naturally formed. Think his collection went up to number 50. I have never forgotten that)))).

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

Writing on a rock is so powerful. I love the way you used it as a bonding experience.

I wrote a post a while back about a coworker who used rocks to get our office through a hard time. It worked wonders.
http://creativesprinkle.blogspot.com/2010/08/rock-solid-inspiration.html

Sally said...

Great word! I am a little obsessed with rocks! Count me in :)

Domestic Scribbles said...

Rock on! I'm in for Weekword.

My rocks need to remind me to have "Patience and Understanding."

Carola Bartz said...

You rock!!! I'm in!
And I first thought of a skirt, because that piece of clothes is "Rock" in German...

Christine E-E said...

I'm in.... will be looking for my "ROCK"

Allie said...

Count me in...this is an interesting one!

justahumblebee said...

I'll play :)

Elisabeth said...

I'm in! :)

Joye Schwartz said...

Count me in, what a cool word, so much to say

sowandsew said...

Lovely idea!

I'll play again this week.

Mamarazzi said...

fantastic idea...i think i will host my own rock party!!

I just wanted to stop in, as a fellow nominee, and congratulate you on your Top Blog 2010 Nomination over on The Blog Guide.

It is a thrill to be nominated in such great company!!

cath c said...

i'm in! i'll post on fri, sometime. still need to think about it!

Biomouse said...

Count me in for Weekword-I've got to think about it a bit, but I'll definitely find something to share :)

Biomouse said...

Finding your blog has been such a joy this week. Thank you for a great weekword and what a eclectic and joyful collection of rocks you have!

justahumblebee said...

I participated too, a little late but I am here! :)

justahumblebee said...

I have lived in Topsfield! Small world!

Christine E-E said...

TGIF - I think I need to borrow your rocking chair after this week at work! ha! ha! thanks for selecting such a FUN word... I had to think about it for a day... & then I was bursting with ideas!!

Christine E-E said...

You asked where Sycamore Mineral Springs is located... it's about 10 minutes from my house!
Here is a link to this fabulously, stunning, retreat center:
http://www.sycamoresprings.com/

About four times a year, we rent one of the hot tubs, sprinkled on the side of the hills, under the oak trees... gloriously relaxing!

Elisabeth said...

Rocks are the perfect example of the beauty of nothing special. Eternal, free and existing everywhere. We are guests here on earth while the rocks are forever.

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