ESSAY

Week 3

“A Stone to Hold On To”

by Taquiena Boston
Director of multicultural growth and witness, Unitarian Universalist Association

It was the weekend before I was scheduled for a biopsy.  Marta and I spent the morning gathering stones on the beach.  Later that evening, she pressed a smooth round stone into my hand and said “I know that when you’re facing a challenge it helps to have something to hold onto.  I chose this stone especially for you so you will have something to hold onto this week.”  On the plane going home somehow I lost the stone, but during my biopsy I held on to Marta’s love.