If what a heart rock does is lost on you, then what?

By Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi 2/2022

If a little heart rock shining up at you from a dusty driveway doesn't just make you smile for a moment, where has your happiness gone ?
What if you refrain from picking it up, because someone might see you smiling at a rock that is smaller than a quarter, and it could be dirty. Your logical mind is like a rabid dog barking at your childlike happiness, “Don't show your enthusiasm for that little rock, it’s just gravel on the road. Keep walking and talking.”
Your self doubt shuts you down saying, “Oh my’ what will people think? That is child’s play.” Your analytical mind takes it a step further and gives you an order, "Pretend you don't see it. Just pretend you don't see it. You don't want anyone to know you were distracted by a rock, for goodness sake.”
What if, on the other hand, you stop everything and gather the little rock. The people you are walking with stop and watch...
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