Not as simple as it seems..
I purchased a few other stones, including some quartz. I found myself this evening sitting in the quiet of my home staring at my purchases. Each stone was carefully picked out. Before I knew it I was rubbing a quartz across the surface of the chalcopyrite. Not sure why I started doing that, perhaps out boredom I wanted to see what would happen to either one - I guess I should not be surprised that the friction caused both to brighten. Small bits (powder-like) of the chalcopyrite started to fall away from the stone revealing brilliant vivid colors.
When I first started the process of diving into deep thought, I thought to myself how beautiful a simple stone could be - by the end of my little experiment I realized those stones were anything but simple, much like each one of us. The friction created by rubbing those stones together reminded me of life's trials and tribulations - with each one we too will stand brighter.
Ok, so I went a little deep tonight in my observations of the stones, perhaps it was something I needed at the moment. A reminder that nothing is as simple as it might seem- look closer and you will find the beauty in nature's story - a tale we are all connected to.
There's my deep thought to end a rather odd week.