It's not a bad life, being one of Sage Marianne's "babies."
Sage gently sings to the "newborn" crystals and says she infuses them with a divine healing energy.
A few of them even rest in their own purple velvet-lined basinets.
Since Sage's first "birth" in October 2000, she has opened her Glenn Meadow Road home to hundreds, possibly thousands of quartz crystals she unearthed during her bi-annual crystal mining trips to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Recently, 63-year-old Sage "Crystal Singer" returned from Hot Springs where she unearthed a few new gems, a tradition that began when she decided to take a six-week absence from work to explore who she is, she said.
"I'm an adventurous woman. I always wanted to drive cross-country - it took me (more than a decade) to do it," Sage said.
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