On Wednesday I wrote a few lines about broken shells. It's always reassuring to know that folks are actually reading my posts, so I was pleased to get feedback from my cousin Dallie who works here at Village Craftsmen.
It seems the entry about broken shells brought back memories of a conversation Dallie's mama had years ago with an island artist. Dallie's mother made a comment to the artist about the beauty of a seashell and it's near perfect symmetry and form. He immediately countered that as an artist he found broken shells much more interesting and intriguing. Broken shells often reveal shapes and forms that complete shells lack, he explained.
So I've decided to include a photo of the conch that rests on my back porch table. Enjoy.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells about island customs relating to death & dying. You can read the newsletter here.