I thought he said that I shouldn’t touch the gems, so I put it back and apologised.
He had actually said the opposite. I was welcome to touch them and see if one in particular drew me to it.
This had me looking at all the baskets as I hadn’t considered anything other than the amethyst until then.
The one I picked up was captivating in the sense that I was able to look beyond the outside polish of the stone. As a writer, it took my imagination into the depth of a miniature universe and I knew that this was the stone for me.
The paper that came with it described the characteristics that have been given to the stone since ancient times.
Green Jasper has a vital force to it.
It gives a better understanding to all the daily elements in your life.
The stone helps each of us to find his place in society while respecting that of others.
It introduces a dimension of liking and an opening towards others.
So, I bought it.
It pleased me and apparently my daughters too, because we went and bought lottery tickets with it in my pocket.
I won’t know if we have won anything until tomorrow morning.
Strangely enough, any presentiment about winning has not been forth-coming, so I can only presume that we haven’t won.
But then, with such a potent stone for life in general, I don’t need to win the lottery.
Although, I’d be really, really happy if I did!