It’s always a good time to go down to the ocean and see what you can find. Ice and wind only make the rocks look more interesting.
Even if it’s raining, the walk down to the sea is always worthwhile because you never know what treasures are waiting to be discovered on the shore. You don’t have to pick them up to enjoy them. Just leave them where you find them for others to discover too.
Unless you find a stranded starfish of course. It’s always good to pick them up and throw them back in the water.
There are so many stones, worn down and rounded by years of pounding surf. Do we humans inevitably become like this too? Worn down and rounded by years of worldly concerns pounding on our fragile bodies? Look at that white stone among all the grey ones. I wonder how it got in with the others…
The best trips to the shore are often ones when I can come ‘home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.’ What do you find when you visit the shore?
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
~ ee cummings