Friday, 29 March 2013

Inner Pearl

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Broken.



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An unplanned trip to the beach. Jeans rolled up so as to get nearer the water. Water that is not as close as usual. It is low tide.

Shells, rocks and miscellaneous pieces in abundance. Fascinating things to get down and study. A wave comes in and rolls a pretty white sun bleached snail shell to me. Reaching into the water I miss and have to try again. Eventually the prize is mine. It is beautiful.

Periwinkles. So many periwinkles. My favourite. Soon I have a handful of varying colours and sizes. The patterns on each one are intricate.

But the ones that fascinate me the most? Those with holes – or windows as I like to think of them. Tiny glimpses inside these curious little spiral houses from a different world. The broken ones that reveal the central spiral staircase capture my imagination the most.

My husband brings me a piece of an oyster shell. The outside is lumpy and rather ordinary. I turn it over to reveal the beautiful pearly inner.

A beauty that would not be visible, if it were not broken.

(Stop)

Now, your turn…

 

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this: "A beauty that would not be visible, it if were not broken". So very true, in each of our lives, because it's our broken places that reveal the most beautiful depth of His grace and mercy.

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    1. Yes, yes, yes!! Couldn't say it any better myself. Bless you heaps :o)

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  2. What a sweet image! How special that your husband gave it to you! Keep writing, it's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by - bless you heaps :o)

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  3. Beautiful imagery -- and funny cartoon.

    Laura Hedgecock
    http://www.TreasureChestOfMemories.com
    http://www.twitter.com/LauraLHedgecock

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    1. Thanks Laura! blessings to you :o)

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  4. How beautiful! "would not be visible if it were not broken". I love it.

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    1. Brokenness really does hold an important place in our lives. Not something to be shunned. Thank you for stopping by. - Big blessings :o)

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  5. I loved it. I can't pick a favorite part that stood out, as I loved every word. I love all of the same things..beaches, shells, you painted a sweet picture that made me wish I was at the beach (you just keep doing that lately -teasing me with beaches ;)!) So much beauty in broken. I loved the perspective you had on the oyster. <3

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    1. Perhaps it's a sign then? We need to go to the beach! 'sigh' - One day my friend, one day...Great big blessings to you :o)

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