My stepson visited the South Padre Islands during his spring break. He shared this lovely photo. These sea shells have so many different designs, arranged in the sand based on species, time, water, sun, the whole life system. Below is a poem sparked by the photo …
Our lives are like sea shells in the sand.
Arranged on a palette, seemingly haphazardly.
A beautiful seascape with the ocean, sun, wind,
and sparkling sands highlighting.
Small, significant, striped, or speckled shells.
Ridged, in the rough, raw, reckless, and ruffled.
Omnipresent, opaque, oval, and an oyster’s home.
Is your life smooth sailing right now?
Or does it feel hollow echoing sounds,
reminders of voices from the past?
Storms interrupting life?
There is a Pearl awaiting discovery.