December 13, 2007
Sharp-Looking Rock
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Where or why my parents collected this piece of obsidian, I have no idea. It has sat in their backyard for as long as I can recall. As the first stone to melt its way through the snow, it is a sure harbinger of a coming thaw. In its day, it would have been a valuable trade item, to be fashioned by an artisan into razor-sharp points. In fact, I understand that an obsidian blade has a keener edge than the finest stainless-steel scalpel.

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