SANTA FE––Santa Fe-based Parting Stone employs an artistic and unique process to empower people in their grief after the loss of a loved one or furry friend.
I started to find that people around me, who were living with cremated remains, would talk so passionately about their loved one or their pet, and then would tell me they were keeping them in the their basement or garage.”Justine Crowe, Parting Stone
Through its “solidification” process, Parting Stone essentially transforms the cremated remains of your loved one into small or medium-sized ‘ceramic’ river stones. These stones sweetly fit in the palm of a hand. And like a worry stone, one can carry them with them or leave them in meaningful places. You can’t do that with a box.
“It’s like returning human life back to nature.”Garth Clark
Founded by previous Cfile editor Justin Crowe, Parting Stone’s artistic roots hold space for the deeply personal experience of bereavement.
Many people just see cremation as a convenient form of disposition. Parting Stone sees it as a platform for healing, growth, and engagement.Parting Stone
I lost my mother and father in a very short and traumatic period of time, and I often undulate between moments of grief and acceptance––ripples sometimes so intense they get in the way of actually experiencing them. Parting Stone’s platform is a welcome dialogue, reminding us to acknowledge the break in the surface tension, and further honor it by riding the waves.