An apology: A beautiful photo seems to not show up here. I cannot figure why so I am very sorry about that.
Pearls are made from grit, formed from irritations. The oyster deposits a pearly substance as a buffer to grit which could be a piece of sand, the source of discomfort. Nature reminds us that beauty can emerge from trials and pain.
Born From Grit How clever the sea The way she teases me, Rushing secrets to shore And me wanting more . . . Tireless and restless, Rolling hypnotic rhythm, We watch and listen For more. . .
Laying here on the shore Is a Golden Pearl, Shining and twilit And born from grit. This jewel from ocean's Continual motion, Says . . "Regenerate with me And 'sea' what can be." ----- G. Hill
The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable - if we just offer it the chance. We are in reach of a whole new relationship with the ocean, a wiser, more sustainable relationship. The choice lies with us. If we have the grit. ----- Sir David Attenborough
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:15
Photography by Lee Silverstone: The Earth is the Art: The Photographer is Only the Witness:
More About the Ocean
- Plants that live in the ocean produce about half of the oxygen in our atmosphere and absorb nearly one-third of human created carbon dioxide. Next time you inhale deeply, consider the diverse ocean flora that made it possible!
- See https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ocean/
The Secret of the Sea Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. ------Henry Wadsworth Longfellow