seashell sigh….

Barefoot heart on sand,  listening to treasures
say themselves over  tired places,
to the rhythm of mercy rolling back the tide
with gifts given up from the sea


glistening with a thousand  years of morning
and the shining affection of a  limitless heart,
these tokens of tenderness
left by the deep.

*glad sigh*

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,  don’t hesitate.  Give in to it…..
don’t be afraid of it’s plenty.
Joy is not made to be a crumb.”
-Mary Oliver


  1. Dear Jennifer, I have so much to be joyful about but somehow I take joy for granted sometime. What a special gift this is when we think of it. Just like love, joy fills a heart to overflow. Joy is to be shared to fully blossom. It’s not something I can keep secret for very long.

    I love that beautiful sandy beach with it’s joyful timeless treasures. So inviting and warm in the glistening sun. So inviting to pick up those beauties.

    Hugs, ‘JB

  2. Love it. And it is a reminder that I need to track down joy at the water’s edge again. Soon…

  3. Oh how I love gifts from the sea! Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful shots and words. And Mary Oliver is so right!

  5. Oh how I love Mary Oliver and I love your words about a limitless heart. It is like nothing else to encounter a limitless heart.

  6. Ohhh…I love treasures from the sea…I collect shells and rocks every time I go to the beach!!

  7. Oh the treasures the sea gives us…tangible and intangibles lightening my soul.

  8. Beautiful post Jennifer. I got myself subscribed so I won’t miss a thing!

  9. shells and rocks……like joy…..never enough

  10. These may be some of your most beautiful photos ever, but then I’m a sucker for the sea. And the message — don’t surrender your joy — couldn’t be more powerful! I’ve been missing my big ocean this year and last. Maybe next year!

  11. Feeling the joy in your photos and words.

  12. love this perspective! the beach is a place of much joy to me.

  13. Thanks for sharing this slice of beach and a chunk of joy ~

  14. Ah, gifts from the sea. I was just thinking about how quickly this summer has come and gone, and I didn’t get to the sea. Soon…soon… So thank you for this! Hugs to you k

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