This morning on a craft group which I follow on social media a member made the suggestion of drilling holes into flat beach pebbles to use as unusual buttons.
I immediately recalled my grandniece, 3 years of age after a walk along our pebbled beach. We had thrown pebbles in the sea, chosen many pebbles which she had entrusted to her older cousin to mind. But when we came to the end of our walk she insisted that all the pebbles had to be returned so that other children could throw pebbles in the sea.
Out of the mouths of babe….
Sometimes it is the pebbles on the beach which make that particular beach so beautiful. Those pebbles are needed to soothe the souls: to make the unique sound of the sea washing over them: to provide that feeling one gets no matter what age when throwing them back into the sea.
So perhaps if you contemplate taking pebbles from the beach as a memory, or for use in an art project perhaps pause and ask yourself if you really need it?