Tuesday, 4 December 2018

People Pebbles

Look at this photo of pebbles which I took recently on a beach not a million miles from where I live.

It was a beautiful sunny day as I walked by the shore to the sound of waves splashing at my feet every few seconds. I stopped for a while and timed the waves. The small ones arrived every 6 seconds or so, whilst the stronger ones which came to my feet and made me step back a little arrived every twenty second making a louder swishing sound as they died on the pebbles.

As I stood there timing the waves I decided to point the camera downwards and take the photo you see above.

To be honest, just before I took the photo there was an expensive watch there amongst the pebbles; just by those two stones in the middle of the photo. It must have been a Rolex or something just as expensive and it was still working. I decided that it ruined the whole scene and my intention for taking the photo; perhaps a passing fish had lost it as it slipped though its smooth slimy neck. So I picked the watch and threw it back in the sea for its fish owner to find it.

Then I took the photo.

Look carefully at the pebbles. They are all of different size. Different colour and shape. And they are made of different substances. Some are flint, others are stone or some other rock material. They've all been here for years and years being washed every few seconds by the sea and having their hard edges smoothed and rounded as they rub gently against each other.

Then as I was looking down at the pebbles, I imagined a crowd of people. All also different and with different sizes, shapes and colours and ... and then a big wave came too close and soaked my shoes, trousers and socks.

And the moral of this story is ...

Oh I can't be bothered ... make up your own moral and write it down below in the comments box.

14 comments:

  1. ;-)

    I found myself searching for some illusive sea glass in there somewhere...

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    1. Yes Linda. It's amazing how even glass gets smoothed by the continuous waves.

      God bless you.

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  2. I agree, this is a super analogy! Perhaps, we shouldn't examine one another too closely, lest we forget to keep our wits about us and become swept away. :)

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    1. I guess we are all different Mevely, and often submerged by the worries and problems that life throws at us ... just like those pebbles.

      God bless you, my friend.

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  3. Time stops for no stone or mountain. Even when turned to dust it bonds together to fill in the cracks of our world.
    Humans should learn from nature and bond with other human beings...we are more vulnerable alone, together we can grow stronger. Time ran out for that glitzy watch...it stood alone.

    Blessings Victor ✝

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    1. What a brilliant comment,Jan. Thanx.

      Yes, humanity should rejoice in what it has in common, rather than argue about our differences.

      God bless you always.

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  4. People and pebbles, not much difference really. There are lots of each, some smooth, some rough, all kinds of shapes and colours, each arriving, settling in beside each other. Time will eventually smooth the differences among them.

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    1. I hope so Bill. Time will eventually smooth the differences.

      God bless you.

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  5. We are all different yet in many ways the same.

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  6. take time to admire our differences, stand in awe of the magnificent creation around us.

    But watch out for that tide -- the tide of worry, cares, and the world -- don't get swept out to sea...

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    1. You're right Steve. We spend too much time worrying about things we have no control over and we cannot change.

      Thank you for visiting me again.

      God bless you.

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