Petrified Wood Friend (5 of 6 in a series)

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This piece of petrified wood is from near our home in Northwest Louisiana.  We had been on a walk in the woods not long after I moved here, when my husband came across it and gave it to me. I simply like carrying a piece of Louisiana with me, and petrified wood is not too common.

Petrified Wood Friend’s Message: (very soft) I am not only a local gift, but also a connection to the earth in general.  Many trees that fall will return to the dust of the earth.  But some, like me, chose to modify and become firm instead of soft, fulfilling my desire to remain a part of the landscape.  In doing so, I leave a physical means to identify my role in Nature and Louisiana.  This can serve you well, if your desire is to consistently choose your own course and not be governed by common assumption.  You can forever become a part of the landscape of Louisiana by representing who you choose to be.

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