The bright sun, warm temperatures, summertime coming… brings thoughts of the beach and many happy memories. I wrote these words after a recent walk on the beach looking for sea glass with my daughter, something we’ve done for years.

Sometimes I save special talks just for these walks because the sea glass has a magical way of bringing us closer together. Crazy, some might say; it’s just broken glass. But I prefer to see it as treasure from the past, now new treasure in the present… symbolic of the bond we share.


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Beach magic


Arriving sometimes lost

Under a sun-filled sky

Maybe angry at the week

We release into the quiet.

Love, set in motion

Through silhouetted forms

Tiny, tumbling, fragile

Survivors of another time.

We circle, we whirl, skirting by the currents

Staring at the sand

As if it holds the answers.

I lay my cheek to yours

We talk, we laugh, we cry

Finding real treasure

Together, once again.




38 thoughts on “Treasured

  1. Hello! !
    Dear Kelly, very nice words. Great.
    Obama the United States my mind to visit Hiroshima President we deeply moved.
    And it has been supported by a lot of share.
    As a Japanese. . . . .

    • Hi Ryoma! That’s so great to hear. One day I will come visit your wonderful country and you will hopefully be my tour guide! Hope all is well with you πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, dear! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! xo

      • So far it’s all work and no play…but look out tomorrow!! πŸ™‚

      • I hear you! I’m out working in the yard right now and it’s so humid! Having a barbeque tomorrow so I need to get stuff ready. Really need some downtime though.
        Sounds like you have fun plans for tomorrow! Mine will definitely include adult beverages! lol

      • We are having the same weekend from the sounds of it Kel! And yes indeed…adult beverages are On Tap πŸ˜‰ Humid as a bugger here today too….tomorrow calling for tropical storm rains…but I’ve moved the grill into the garage ’cause nothing is gonna stop me…
        Enjoy the day…and keep it frosty!

      • Will do! Just put coconuts in the freezer as a matter of fact – will be drinking out of them tomorrow! Making coconut water drinks for the first time. May be grilling in the garage as well…
        Thanks, Rhonda! xo

  2. beautiful piece, kelly, i am a huge fan of seaglass too. i see it as something that was once hard and harsh, softening up over time and experience. something like what happens to most people, i think.

    • Absolutely! Wonderful analogy, Beth. Who knows how old some of the pieces are.
      I love sea glass jewelry as well and am going to try to make some with my daughter this summer. Should be able to create a pendant at least! πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely poem, Kelly, and to know how it fits into your life makes it all the more poignant. I think there is something magical about the gifts from the sea – glass or shells, the sounds, smells, and sand. I can see how the hunt for those gems of sea-glass opens up space for some special moments with your daughter ❀ This made me want to go to the beach!

    • Thank you, Diana! We are fortunate to live very close to Lake Erie, so we go to local beaches quite frequently. I prefer morning or evening when it’s less crowded though.
      Hope you are having a peaceful weekend and can make it out to the beach soon! πŸ™‚

  4. Wishing you peace as well Kelly – loving the thoughts you shared. I love being by water, you’re so fortunate to live so close to it. ❀
    Diana xo

  5. What lovely memories and verse to share on this unofficial start of summer, Kelly. I have thoughts like these about collection sea shells on the Atlantic shore.🌊 🌊 Sweet memories evoked. Thanks.❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

  6. Cool vibes as ever Kelly πŸ™‚

  7. Oh, I love sea glass too. So nice when something beautiful comes out of thoughtless littering! Although I have heard that because so few people are using glass that there is less and less sea glass to be found.

    • Hey Elyse! I agree!
      Yeah, I’ve heard that too, and since it’s so popular now, one must know the difference between real sea glass and fake sea glass someone created! Don’t know if I would be able to tell the difference, so I guess I should make some jewelry from my own since I know it’s real.
      It can become quite an addiction!
      Hope you are having a great weekend. πŸ™‚

      • I have some lovely swag lads jewelry — spell check changed sea glass to swag lads!!!!! Oy!

        I love the jewelry — real or not!

      • OMG! For a minute there I thought that was some company who made it! LOL!!! And I told you I was gullible! Haha! My texts sometimes are hilarious from spell check!
        But yeah, I really like the jewelry too. I like the simple look of it and pieces made with aqua, light blue, and light green colors. I’m kind of crazy about glass anyway. πŸ™‚

  8. Cheers to your weekend … as well as your sharing your thoughts with matching music.

    • Thank you, dear Frank! Cheers to your holiday weekend as well. Woke up to beautiful weather for this special day of remembrance! Heading out to run now πŸ™‚

  9. That’s sweet. It’s nice to think of the sea glass as treasures from the past. Now you mention it, the pieces of glass in the photograph do spill out of the jar like the gemstones from Blackbeard’s treasure chest. πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful poem and tie in to sea glass, Kelly. Do you collect yours near your home or on trips you’ve taken. I’ve always admired and have a few pieces and think I may want to expand that collection..:)

    • Thanks, George! Most of it is from one beach in particular on Lake Erie, close to home. It’s actually known as a good place to find it but you have to know exactly where to go there where it washes up the most… it’s kind of secretive. πŸ™‚
      I do know many people travel extensively to find it, although when I am on a trip it’s usually by an ocean where I collect shells instead – have a lot of those too!
      I’m actually going to take the glass my daughter and I have collected and inlay it on top of a small round table I have outside on the patio. (A Pinterest project she found.) I love the idea of preserving our memories that way. She has made stepping stones with it in the past which are really pretty when the glass reflects the light.
      I hope you are able to find more… like Elyse said, it is in high demand! πŸ™‚

  11. Special moments… and special memories! Diane

  12. Once the sale date, in March, of my parents’ cottage passed by, the impact came over Memorial Day weekend. My grandson and I walked along a totally different beach, without buckets, just feeling the sand and cold water between our toes. I still have one large and one small container of beach glass to cherish old memories. While we may re-create the moments, we can come up with new ones, too. πŸ™‚ I had a rock garden at my old house we lost ten years ago, due to my ex losing his job, etc. In the center was a bird bath and a circle of rock glass around it, Kelly. I made a little wooden sign painted with the words, “a little bit of Lake Erie here.”

    • That’s so nice, Robin. Those special touches make life so much sweeter, don’t they?
      I hope you have many more opportunities to collect more sea glass or whatever treasures your heart desires. πŸ™‚

  13. Treasures of the sea are part of us, and we are one of the treasures from the sea. xo

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