The Quartz Effect

From the age of five I've always been drawn to crystals; rose quartz to be exact.

I would stand and fondle them in my small energy- coated hands.

They roll in between the lines and I watch as they dance across my fingers, charging as they make contact with my inner child.

My energy ran out the day I lost that quartz - I constantly ran on half empty.

It wasn't until I caught the child-like twinkle in my eye in my reflection one day, that I realised that I’d worn that quartz around my neck since the day I 'lost' it.

-Halle Bertie