The world beneath my feet

Stretched out in the warm, soft sand My shirt riding up at the waist I feel the tickle of crystalline quartz against my skin From this down-to-earth vantage point I see The delicate geometry of each grain The curve and curl of each graceful scallop Making contact with my world Seeing what few see Feeling…

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Treasures from the sea

At the risk of jinxing it, Sunday dawned cloudless, sunny and warm. It was just what I needed to pull me out of my winter blues. I headed to the beach and was welcomed with wide open sand and calming ocean breezes. The rest of the week promises to be as beautiful. This weekend’s photo…

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All God’s creatures

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi I tried venturing back to the beach this weekend, but there are still more people than seagulls. More than once…

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She sells seashells

From water we came To water we shall return Baptism and death *At every cemetery I’ve visited, seashells are a common grave decoration. Not in that the shell motifs adorn markers, but actual shells define the grave site – either lined up along the top of the gravestones, or along the edges of the plot. What…

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