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  • Rocks. With spirit.
    They remember what they are, and form the same way each time you look at them.
    Look away. Look back again. See! He's still the same, that fella! He remembered what he is!
    He's got good memory! That's why he always looks the same when you look at him!
    Maybe we weather faster because our memories aren't so good!
    Doesn't matter. We have fun anyway!


    'Mother and Child' symbols in Organic Rocks - Gems.


    Amber is technically not rock. So I call that fella, organic rock.
    It is classed as a gem.

    This one piece of amber came to me.
    As soon as I inspected it, I saw, mother and child.
    The larger mass is very smooth, with buffed, rounded edges. Weathered that way.
    In its embrace is a smaller, more jagged piece. Less weathered. With sharper edges.
    It is evident that the smaller, rougher piece, has lodged in there at a later date.
    Weathering has caused them to fuse together, such that it would not be possible to separate them without either one or the other losing some of their 'skin'.

    It proved difficult to photograph with my toy camera.
    The overall patina and colour saturation on the surfaces of both the mother and child elements reflect the light such that it makes it difficult to discern that the smaller piece is, by eye, in fact, quite discernibly rougher with sharper edges. Must be a boy!
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