I live along the Catawba River.
I see all kinds of rocks. Round river rocks and white quartz catch my eye.
The stone I found yesterday stood out because of its perfectly flat polished surface.
I turned it over in my hand several times.
There were also polished indentations on each side.
I put the stone in my palm and wrapped my fingers around it.
It fit just like a glove. It was like connecting with an ancestor.
The photos do not do this justice. I wish you could feel this in your hand. It is amazing.
The grinding tool/manos was made for a person with hands the exact size as mine.
I would never have figured this out if I had not turned it around in my hand.
This isn’t just a tool, it’s a treasure.