Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Wart Stone

The Wart Stone
This boulder sits by the side of the road, a short distance away from my house. When we first moved here, our neighbour, May Connolly, who has lived here for over sixty years, told us that this is a Wart Stone. The small indentation in the stone fills with water, and it was traditionally believed that if you have a wart, and bathe it in this water, it will go away.

The indentation is a perfect sphere. It's a beautiful stone, and easy to see how it could be interpreted as a healing place.

1 comment:

  1. It is a beautiful - and curious - stone. I wonder how many stories of hopes for healing it could tell?

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