I don’t often tell people to play with their rocks but today, you should. It’s National Old Rock Day. There are a lot of old rocks on earth, in fact earth is pretty much an old rock. An old rock made up of old rocks. I’d bet it’s pretty hard to find a new rock… unless it’s made out of concrete which really doesn’t make it a rock although it is made with rocks.
Rocks are our friends. If not for rocks we would be… rockless! We would not have any mountains to climb, no diamonds for our rings and no Keith Richards. (One of the oldest rocks I know of) We would have no Gibraltar, no Island Line and no Dwayne Johnson.
Now many of us are considered “fossils”. However, we are not as old as true fossils, nor do we generally leave the same inprint on mankind. (Of course “Rocky” came back again and again, and again…) And who could forget the pet rock, though many of us would like to.
No, we truly do owe rocks a lot. Not that they are asking for our thanks but you never know… they are laying around waiting for something.
How to celebrate – Take a rock to dinner tonight! (They are a cheap date and don’t eat much) Say thank you to every rock you see today. (Just don’t let anyone catch you doing it) Make your own monument to rocks.