For today’s Simple Pleasure, I chose the mineral Hematite as my focal point. Hematite is an iron-ore that is often seen as helpful in centering and aligning. It was no surprise to me to learn, when I looked into its origins, that it is most often found in sediment, meaning that it is deposited from processes involving water. So many aspects of my life lead back to a connection to water, and this new knowledge makes me appreciate it even more. I feel secure and more sure of myself when I wear or carry hematite. What mineral has been a focal point for you recently? What meaning do you attribute to it?