{how seashells are like humans… or is it the other way around?!}

20 Jan


i love the ocean. i love everything about it – the movement, the sounds, the life that’s in it, the deep mystery of it… my soul resonates so intimately with all things ocean-related.

one of the things i love most about living in north carolina is the fact that i can go to the ocean in december! last month, just after the holidays, we took a drive to the shore and spent some time with big blue. i love to beach-comb and i have been gathering quite a collection of shells lately.

as i was laying all my seashells out the other day, i was admiring the variety of what was in front of me, and i got to thinking about how similar seashells and humans are. we are all so uniquely different, and yet we all come from the same place, essentially. maybe not the same exact place, as we are all born into different families and have different backgrounds and stories, but we are all born the same way and created the same way, just like seashells.

seashells all come from the ocean, a vast sea of wonder. we, as humans, all come from the same wondrous creative process. we all look different and have different shapes and colours and sizes – just as seashells do. some of us are not fully developed or some of us are broken – just like seashells. some of us have lots of stripes and stories to tell, and some of us do not – just like seashells. some of us are a little more ‘clean cut’ and some of us are a little ‘rough around the edges’ – just like seashells. some of us get tossed around by life, just as seashells get tossed around by the ocean waves. some of us leave the ‘ocean’ a lot sooner than others. we are very similar – humans and seashells.

at the end of the day, we all come from the same ‘ocean.’ we all are born human, and that is what connects us. our differences are what make us unique and give us unique perceptions and views of the world. those differences are what allow us to be able to learn from each other. in an ideal world, we would all appreciate our differences and recognize that those differences are what makes us all able to truly work together, and to formulate this big ol’ puzzle called life into a clearer picture.

my wish for the world is that we truly start to see each other.



7 Responses to “{how seashells are like humans… or is it the other way around?!}”

  1. Anthony Mark January 20, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    What a lovely thought for the day!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. auntdel January 20, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    so glad you were brought in the ocean of human life so close to my place in the ocean of life!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. geopro January 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    When I see that I have a new listing from you, I can always count on it to bring a smile and be something cool.

    Liked by 1 person

    • cooking with audrey January 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      that is such a wonderful compliment to receive – thank you so much for all of your support!


  4. Anna January 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    love this analogy so much. Love you so much

    Liked by 1 person


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