The original meaning of the word scruple is a small stone that gets in your shoe and makes you stop going in the direction in which you were headed. Stone is more metaphorically heavy than it deserves. Many peoples know that stone is alive.

The complexities of the stones that make up the earth give us a kind of energetic comfort, don’t they?

Alves and Durham obtain cut pieces of stone which are unsuitable for the original intended use, and also, of course, any stone which calls out for inclusion.