Are You A Magnet Or The Iron Filings?

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 7.50.50 AM When I was a little girl, I found a small black rectangular object near my grandparents cellar door. I didn’t know what it was, but it felt heavy and important. I ran into the house and asked grandma if I could keep it. She held it between her crooked finger tips and said, “You found a magnet!”

She handed it back to me, with permission to keep it, and explained that magnets attract things. She said if I move it around in the dirt very slowly, I could find all kinds of little treasures. I couldn’t imagine what the word “treasures” meant. Did she mean diamonds?

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