Before last night's auction I took a walk on the beach in Hull.
The weather was glorious
and even at four o'clock plenty of people were out.
I hadn't realized how tense I was, until I took off my shoes and started walking.
My shoulders, neck, and jaw were tight,
but loosened up as I went along---water, sun and sand working their miracles.
This is the only shell I picked up--I like the way it looks with the barnacles on it. I could turn the shell and barnacles into a metaphor, but I will spare you.
I only bought one thing at the auction--the butcher block for my friends.
It was a great price and they are happy, which makes me happy.
My son found a table on his own, and I didn't feel like buying anything for the store, since it's full, and I'm going to be closing in a few months.
I love the way these buoys look and that they on the beach for everyone to enjoy--a lovely convergence of utility and nature, that for me becomes art.