Messenger of The Sea,



"Today is a smooth white seashell, hold it close and listen to the beauty of the hours."
~Author Unknown





My Grandma picked up a beautiful shell that she kept as a heirloom and held it up to her ear like a phone.  Wide eyed, I questioned what she was doing, and her beautiful answer was this:

"I can hear the sounds of the sea when I hold it close to my ear....here honey....would you like to try?"
So I took it from her shaky soft hands, and held it as close as I could to my little ear.  My eyes grew wider than they had been just moments before, when I realized she was speaking the truth. I really could hear it!  It was like a bit of magic right in my hands.   A sea shell was like the messenger of the sounds of the distant sea.  I never looked at a shell quite the same after that.  There was a beautiful mystery that each one could tell...that I would never forget.


Comments

  1. A wonderful lesson from your grandmother, Carrie!

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  2. What a precious moment with your Grandma!

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  3. Beautiful memory Carrie! I am so glad you shared~
    I remember the day, someone shared this mystery with me, magical~

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  4. It looks peaceful and beautiful over here ;D

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  5. I love everything about the sea's mysteries. Perfect song to go with this!

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  6. Oh I so love this. It made me remember when I was a child and first heard the call of the sea in a seashell. Beautiful, Carrie.

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  7. This is very touching, Carrie. Thank you for the read.

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  8. Grandmothers are the best .. I'm reminded of that often by Charlie and Jennifer!!! I will hold seashells to my ear as long as I am able...

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  9. What a perfect memory. I remember getting little bits of magic from my grandparents when I was small, too. Thanks! ☼

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  10. Grandmothers have great knowledge. My mom is so great with her advice that 3 generations are listening now.

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  11. Dear dear Carrie,
    Moments like these are magical and last a lifetime.
    Lovely! And grandmas are the best.

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  12. Hello Carrie,

    You words return my thoughts to those wonderful days of childhood innocence. Seashells were just wonderful....

    Happy New Year,
    Eileen :)

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  13. No matter how old one may be - knowledge can always come from someone older. God bless you.

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  14. Grandmas always know such fun secrets. I am glad to be a Grandma now so I can see the look of wonder on those little faces. You brought back some sweet memories. Thank you.

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  15. I love this! My Dad told me the same thing when I was a child. It's one of my earliest memories. Thanks for the warm and fuzzies;).

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  16. I love this, and I love shells. I placed shells all over my parents grave...so they can have a piece of me with them.

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  17. Lovely moment you have shared, Carrie...

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  18. You have captured a beautiful moment! I can still remember feeling that same wonder when I first put a seashell to my ear.

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