It seems that as soon as the calendar turns to a new year, I begin looking forward to spring.
Spring means eventually the (several feet of) snow will melt and I will be able to find my way back to the beach again.
Since I can’t get to the beach to search for sea glass, I spend time going through the collection I have. In one vase are my best finds: pink, teal, seafoam, lavender, and red. In another, pieces of softened tile and pottery.
A Christmas ornament of a mermaid rests in the one with the pottery, year-round. While I was sifting through the pieces yesterday, I noticed that the mermaid tail, through the glass, seemed to be underwater.
A simple statue suddenly became a story.