As I put on his Celtic Ogham stone this morning, I remembered the whole exchange purchasing it. Last summer, Joan and I were on the Dingle Peninsula and this merchant had a series of Ogham stones she was selling in the back of her van. I found the one connect to his birth month – August – the hazel (ogham illustration) and bought it. I thought for a second about haggling the price, as I had limited euros in cash. But I decided not to because Gabriel is priceless.
We gave it to him once we returned and I rarely saw it off him after.
I clasped the stone this morn to feel some energy he left in it. I asked him to please come back and started to weep.