Silent Beauty

So today I took my camera out again

There’s something very pleasing about shells I find. 

One of the many wonders of nature for me, are shells. Just the intricate shapes that are formed simply by withstanding the push and pull and the deep currents of the sea. 

It reminded me of a silly poem I wrote on my first day in 7th grade. The teacher was trying to get us to be creative, or she was just trying to get some quiet on the first day. By making us write poems about the beach.

I wrote about shells.

I can’t remember what I wrote exactly but I think it went something like this.


Lying there softly and perfectly placed on a bed of hundreds of grains of sand

Telling a story of the sea 

 Some, a home to the magnificent creatures of the sea smaller than your nail

In all different shapes and sizes and patterns, 

Silent Beauty,


..Oh dear. Quite amateur. Ugh it doesn’t even rhyme.

But I remember my teacher particularly liked the “silent beauty” description of shells. 

So do I. When I took these photos today, on a quiet beach while these shells were just lying their minding their own business, but calling me to them and prompting me to take a picture.

Silent beauty indeed. 

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  1. onemillionphotographs · May 5, 2019


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