Stowell Associates invited us to meet Bill.
He was full of stories about paths at his
family farm in Charlevoix, Michigan.
He spent years removing rocks, small and enormous,
from the paths around the farm.
Why do you like rocks so much? we asked.
They accept me for who I am. They don’t talk back.
When I touch them, I feel like I’m alongside farmers from 100 years ago.
Bill has a beautiful singing voice.
Together we rewrote the words to Rock of Ages,
enfolding his memories of Charlevoix.