Mt. Monadnock, N.H.2013.08.08, A sandstone rock from Colorado (thank you Larry) left by Lisë on the granite of Mt. Monandnock, where Eitan used to climb with his Avoda brothers
Shanghai, China2013 Summer, by William Corbett, Eitan's close friend from Schechter and Avoda, in a park in the Jewish neighborhood in Shanghai, China.
Masada, Israel2013 summer. Rocks left by Eitan's fellow 2009 Bunk 14ers from Camp Avoda on top of Masada. Eitan looms large in the center with his brothers around him.
Spirit of the Judean Desert, Israel2013.11.09 by Kim Lerner
I left the rock with the Alef as a symbol of Eitan's eternal Divine presence (his name also beginning with an Alef).
Tucson, AZ2013.12.13, by Elisa Pepe
This is a rock that reminded me of Eitan because of its maze pattern (he loved to draw mazes).
Tucson, AZ2013.12.13 by Elisa Pepe
Before leaving Tucson, I placed the rock in a cactus for safekeeping. We miss you, Eitan.
There is a Jewish tradition of leaving a rock behind when visiting a grave. Stones represent permanence.
Eitan left us all way too soon. I'm extending the rock-leaving tradition to the world. When you travel somewhere, leave a rock for Eitan. If you want, inscribe his name on it (with a pencil, a sharpie, chalk…), or don’t – it’s enough that you know it’s for him. Take a photo, then send it to me, indicating where in the world it is, and I'll post the #EitanRocks photo here. My hope is for Eitan Rocks to be placed all over the country, all over the world.
Thank you, with love,