Summer is in full swing! My favorite getaway destination is Ocean Park, WA . Miles of beach vistas, blue-flamed driftwood fires, stunt kite battles with my sons, and fabulous seafood cook-outs with old friends wash the cares of everyday life away. A treasured alone time activity is combing the beach for sea glass after a storm.
Sea glass is old broken glass bottles, buoys, or containers that have been washed by the sand and wave action into frosted, smooth edged bits of glass.
Sno-Isle has a couple of books on sea glass: Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte and A Passion for Sea Glass text by C. S. Lambert.
For more information on sea glass check out Odyssey Sea Glass, Sea Glass Association, and the Sea Glass Journal an online sea glass collecting magazine.
Discarded by the careless,
Tossed by circumstances and environment,
in the waves and stones of life,
until all the sharp, painful bits have been smoothed
so you don’t cut others with your broken edges.
Found by someone hunting for a treasure,
wrapped with silver,
adorned with bits of crystal and precious stone,
hung on silk, to be seen for the prize you are.