When walking three abreast, there is a rule in the group that Vivi is not allowed to be in the centre. She has a tendency to hang back just a bit, and pinch her boyfriend’s butts, causing them to jump 5 feet in the air.
Among the things the sea throws up, let us hunt for the most petrified, violet claws of crabs, little skulls of dead fish, smooth syllables of wood, small countries of mother-of-pearl; let us look for what the sea undid insistently, carelessly, what it broke up and abandoned, and left behind for us.
Petals crimped up, cotton from the tidewash, useless sea-jewels, and sweet bones of birds still in the poise of flight.
The sea washed up its tidewrack, the air played with the sea-things; when there was sun, it embraced them, and time lives close to the sea, counting and touching what exists.
I know all the algae, the white eyes of the sand, the tiny merchandise of the tides in autumn, and I walk with the plump pelican, building its soaking nests, sponges that worship the wind, shelves of undersea shadow, but nothing more moving than the vestiges of shipwrecks — the smooth abandoned beams gnawed by the waves and disdained by death.
Let us look for secret things somewhere in the world, on the blue shore of silence or where the storm has passed, rampaging like a train. There the faint signs are left, coins of time and water, debris, celestial ash and the irreplaceable rapture of sharing in the labour of solitude and the sand.
I put together another small give-away to say thank you to all you lovely and supportive people.
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What you win:
A cotton fabric skull patch
An art history slide
Dried sage bundle
Three Pagan spell cards
A dried rabbit tail
Three antler slice buttons
A drilled raccoon scapula bone
A nymph cicada molt
A catfish bone
A small partial mouse skull
A crab claw
A bone fragment
Two handmade bone necklaces
A pair of handmade feather earrings
A wasp nest piece
A small shell
Two herbal oil jars
A seed pod
A small parrot feather