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.





Comments

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Anonymous10:07 AM

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. These are beautiful !!!

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  6. Lovely beach shots and thoughts.

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. Anonymous6:54 PM

    Thank you for this inspiration.

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

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  13. Wonderful discovery.

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. What a beautiful post.

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

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  22. 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

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  23. I enjoy beachcombing a lot.

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

    hello dear lady ~

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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!

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

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