Since Douglas Adams we all know 42 is the meaning of life, the universe and the rest. With that in mind I think of 42 Commandments which might have been useful to a younger self of me, might still be usefull to me, you or the rest of the world. I hope you enjoy 😉
2: Thou shalt not pick up more stones than you can easily carry
(picture from unprofound.com)
…because they are heavy. So don`t pick up more stones than easily fit in your pockets.
In childhood during a holiday in Austria I carried a Rucksack which got too heavy for me. My sister helped me to carry it. At the youth-hostel she exclaimed (in German but lets just assume for simplicity that we have a Star Trek translator): “You bought stones! You are carrying stones! No wonder that Rucksack is so heavy!” In my defence I only bought one huge marble stone egg. All the other stones were findings in nature.
Some stones are really beautiful and you can decorate with them in the garden. I picked up some flintstones from Brownsea Island to make a mosaic with them to remember the visit to this red squirrel island. I once picked up a flintstone in Andover, which was found in the nowhere, just because of its unusual size. In Lacock are beautiful stones, too.