Monday, March 04, 2013

Our World Tuesday: The Little Things, Broken and Perfect

Here's to all the marvelous little shells that land on the beach to reveal some few secrets of the sea--what minerals are there, what lives there, how long they survive--and keep so many others.  It's shell is a dream.  I marvel at how the simple lives that once dwelt inside them could spin such beauty from so very little.  But there it is.






It's always a deal to find a complete shell.  One of these days, I will come across an intact sand dollar.  Meanwhile, though, I like peering inside the broken ones along with the other fragments.  We are fragments, too.  And like these shells, we are part of a complete story that is worth thinking on.





26 comments:

Kerri said...

Excellent post!

Lin Floyd said...

love your thought about us being a broken shell also...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I managed it, Sandy! Post is good to go. I have a meeting in town at 3:00, and a kitten to take to the vet. All should be good to go!

ladyfi said...

So thoughtful ...love the idea of shells as a metaphor for life.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful as always and such wisdom in your words! You do add so much to my day!! Thank you! I, too, love the idea of shells as a metaphor for life! Have a good week, Sandy!

Green Speck said...

These are beautiful !!!

Karen said...

Lovely beach shots and thoughts.

TexWisGirl said...

even the fragmented and broken are beautiful - just like people. :)

A Lady's Life said...

I am always excited to find a perfect shell. Florida has beautiful ones but you have to wake up early to find them or people walking the beaches grab them lol

Lisa at Greenbow said...

If we would all add to the earth as these tiny shells things would be much better.

EG CameraGirl said...

Even the broken ones are beautiful, Sandy. What a blessing to see and know that!

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this inspiration.

Cloudia said...

Your deep words are even more beautiful than the pictures!
Aloha my friend

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This so very beautifully explains the fascination so many of us have with shells (and are unable to put into words). Thank you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Kind of a cycle going on. As soon as the animal inside dies the shell starts dissolving.

Indrani said...

Nature is beautiful in all creatures small and big. If only I had more time to stand and watch. Thanks for these.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love the pretty little things. Greetings.

RamblingRound said...

So often, we overlook the little things. Beautiful post, and I'm still searching for that perfect sand dollar too! I just don't get to the beach very often.

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful post.

Myrna R. said...

The pictures are wonderful. And I really like your thoughts.

kaykuala said...

Clever use of shells broken to picture life's challenges! One always hope to find that perfect shell whole, in a good life! Nicely Sandy!

Hank

Photo Cache said...

I enjoy beachcombing a lot.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely glimpses of time
through interesting bits and pieces
worn from sea, sun, wind and sand
photographed in appealing light

hello dear lady ~

eileeninmd said...

Interesting look at the broken pieces of shells. They still look beautiful. But, it is also fun looking for the perfect one! Have a happy day!

amanda said...

Very nice post!
I'm a gatherer, I look for smooth stones at our Lake Superior, driftwood, pine cones, acorns, and if I get the chance to visit the coast - shells! I've never found a full sand dollar, only broken ones.
As you said.. Some day!

Zuzana said...

Beautifully poetic in words and images, I love the way you think...
xoxo