Lately, items that are worn or that are cast-off, seem to be catching my interest. To find something that has been discarded, or in decay and then to elevate it to its full glory, is what is calling me.
On a recent weekend at the ocean, I scoured the shoreline for sea treasures. I am really talking about ocean debris. I noticed a simple shell that had been picked clean by a seagull, and left waiting to be washed back into the pounding surf. At first glance, the shell appeared to be simple, but at closer examination, it was anything but simple.
The sea snail shell caught my eye because of its spiral design, or Nautilus. This isn't your average, run of the mill spiral, but a mathematically perfect spiral.
Since the beginning of time the Nautilus has come to symbolize the cycles of life, and the spiritual journey.
How could I not get drawn into its near circular labyrinth?
It was time to elevate this lone shell, from an abandoned mollusk home, to the captivating symbol of cosmic energy and beauty it has come to represent.
The shell and I had a moment, for it was in that intimate moment the shell revealed its beauty.
Live in color,
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