...I just saw that you released the remaining stones in Ocean City, Maryland--the place where my family released my grandparents' ashes 4 years ago....
After coming back to DC from my visit to Missoula, I held onto your stone for nearly a year. It traveled with me across India, waiting for its moment. On the last day I took a dawn boat ride down the Ganges through Varanasi, a city revered by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains as a site of cleansing, and the holiest place to pass from this world. I took this photo the moment before I released the stone into the river.

Julia Allman
January 17, 2011
Ganges River, Varanasi, India