Reflections on Seaglass

Sea-glass, when you were a bottle did you feel a sense of purpose? People would drink from you and you served them well. Did you feel part of a collective whole? Or did you feel restrained, as if you were obligated to do what all the other pieces were doing? Did you ever think you would become a unique treasure of your own?

Sea-glass, when you were shattered and left with sharp edges, how did you feel? Did you feel broken or free? When people would walk around you saying “watch out for that piece of glass,” did you feel betrayed and abandoned?

Sea-glass, when you were swept out into the ocean did you feel lost and hopeless, or did you feel a sense of wonder? When you were tumbled around, did you ever think the tumbling would stop? Did you know you were beauty in the making? Did you fear where you would end up?

Sea-glass, when your edges smoothed did you feel relief? Did you learn from your journey? Did you feel like you were evolving into something new?

Sea-glass, when you first washed up on an unknown shore, were you scared? Or did you sigh and relax into the sunrays that casted themselves upon you? Did it take you time to adjust to the new elements?

Sea-glass, when people picked you up, and put you down, did you ever think the perfect person would come along? Did you forgive the people who shattered you, because they are the ones who made you the treasure you are? Did you find love for the ocean who tumbled your edges away? Did you find peace on the sandy shorelines of each of your stays?

Sea-glass, did you ever think you would end up in a person’s hands again after being released from your bottle form? Did you think you would be seen as a memory that brings smiles to people’s faces? Did you think that you would be worn as jewelry? Did you ever think that people would walk along the beach just looking for you?

Sea-glass, did you ever think you would be so rare? So boundless? So tenacious? So courageous?

So elegant?

Sea-glass, it’s funny because when I think about it, I am just like you…


Laurel Harrington's obsession with water is where it all began...she has studied Complementary and Alternative Health, is a massage therapist, yoga teacher, but finds true bliss while immersed in nature and surfing. She encourages others to find their passion and allow it to guide them to live in the most extraordinary ways. Follow her here: www.theoceanismyguru.com

Laurel Harrington

Laurel Harrington's obsession with water is where it all began...she has studied Complementary and Alternative Health, is a massage therapist, yoga teacher, but finds true bliss while immersed in nature and surfing. She encourages others to find their passion and allow it to guide them to live in the most extraordinary ways.