Touchstones

touchstone is a small tablet of dark stone with a finely grained surface on which soft metals (like gold) leave a visible trace. Drawing a line with gold on a touchstone will leave a visible trace. Because different alloys of gold have different colours the unknown sample can be compared to samples of known purity.

On Friday we were talking a bit about motivation for streaming. I thought today would be a good time to share with you some verses that I return to over and over again  when I think about why I am doing this. I actually have these verses written out on a special page in a notebook I keep nearby, and I refer to them from time to time – either when I am feeling insecure, or when I have decisions to make. These verses help to keep me centered – they are the “samples of known purity” with which I compare my own tracings.

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