Difficult Goodbye

This morning my pet rock said to me, “I’ve really enjoyed my time with you, but I’m ready to go back into the earth.”

Well, I cried. I felt like such an idiot. I couldn’t believe a rock had captured my heart.

I said, “Are you sure?”

My pet rock said, “Yes…Um, I’d like to go now.”

I said, “Sure, okay.”

I put my pet rock in my pocket and went to the garage and got out my shovel. I looked around my backyard for the right spot. I dug a three foot hole. I took my pet rock out of my pocket and tossed it in the ground. I started covering my pet rock up with dirt.

My pet rock said, “Thanks.”

I said, “I’m going to miss you.” Tears poured out of my eyes as I filled up the hole.

One Response to “Difficult Goodbye”

  1. Russell says:

    My grandmother collected rocks from places where she traveled. She passed away in January. When I was at her house recently, I thought it might be fun to return those rocks to the places they came from.

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