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Sea Glass Treasure
Published on Saturday, February 23, 2013 by

Day 23 of the WWFC Blog Writing Challenge gives us the challenge word, “Absurd.”

purple sea glass

Sea glass.  In my family, it’s like gold.  I love all colors, but BLUE sea glass?  PRICELESS.

Ever since people began to use plastic, sea glass numbers have dwindled.  In Corolla, we have to look high and low for little bits of brown, white and sometimes green.  To come back to the beach house with more than three pieces in your bag is a good GOOD day.

Yesterday, I found myself in a rich, somewhat gated community during lunch.  Pulling up to a little park, I longingly gazed towards the forbidden bulkhead.  Looking far down towards the empty beach space, I scanned the water’s edge for areas that might contain glass.


naked men

The view was spectacular!  There were some good looking guys there too.


Looking towards the left and then to the right, I saw an “all clear” and made my move.  Gingerly stepping down the wobbly rocks, I managed to get to the bottom without killing myself.  That was a feat in itself.

Then I saw it.  A soft, worn piece of white glass just peeking out of the sand.  As I reached for it, a green piece caught my eye.  Wait, was that a brown?

In less than an hour, my pockets were filled to the brim with heavy, sandy pieces of worn glass.  It was an absurd amount of sea glass.  An embarrassment of riches, one might say.

sea glass colors

Recently, I’ve been down.  WAY down.  Daily pain can do that to a body.  As can constant gastroparesis nausea.  And worry about where I will find the next dollar for yet another specialist appointment, much less gas and food and medicine.

Yesterday, all was forgotten the moment I picked up my first piece of sea glass.  For an hour of my day, every bit of pain and worry left me.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Yesterday, I found myself some treasure.  In more ways than one.

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  • Wow, amazing the things you’ll run into when you’re hunting for sea glass. Glad they were able to lift your spirits!

  • I remember finding sea glass as a child. Were the men real or a Vicodin induced illusion? If the latter, please send Vicodin. I hope you feel better soon, Katherine.

  • Oh goodness, if you come across men like that while looking for sea glass, I have so found myself a new hobby. 😉 I hope you feel better soon…

  • You did find a great treasure. I hope that you can find some pain relief that is of a more permanent nature!

  • Hey Katherine! I;m sad to hear you’re sick, but yes, I hope the glass is your talisman against it. As for this – “An embarrassment of riches” – beautiful x Indigo

  • Ron

    Katherine, those are gorgeous pieces of sea glass! And what a treasure indeed!

    “The view was spectacular!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That cracked me up!!!!

    Hope you’re feeling better today, my friend.

    (((((((( You ))))))))


  • MalisaHargrove

    I love sea glass and you hit the JACKPOT! What a find! So sorry that you are still having trouble with your health. Did your back ever improve after the injection? I’m worried about you. I know what it is like to spend every penny on medical bills. Total bummer. You needed this treasure hunt with a bounty of lovely sea glass.

    • MalisaHargrove

      I must be losing my mind not commenting on the beach bums you took a photo of. Wowsers!

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’m sorry you’ve been feeling so lousy, Katherine. And glad the sea glass and the well-muscled men helped. Feel better.

  • Cadeaux

    I’m not sure if you meant see ass instead of sea glass. Not sure – just wondering. 😉

  • KZ

    I had to Google sea glass to catch your meaning. I had no idea that stuff actually had its own classification and terminology. Congratulations on your big score. 🙂

  • Mel

    Wow…what treasures!
    And what a welcomed moment to be rid of the worry, no doubt.
    Maybe a piece in the pocket to carry around?

    *hugs* And prayers–cuz who can’t use them?!

  • Having lived all of my life in the interior states, I am not at all familiar with sea glass. How pretty!!! I can see where it would be fun and interesting to find. I hope you are feeling better.

  • Very cool that you found some of the sea glass. But even more cooler that you had an hour where it was just you and something you love. Awesome stuff. 🙂

  • I really hope you are feeling better, Katherine. Your sea glass is gorgeous. I know you will do something stunning with it!

  • “Yesterday, all was forgotten the moment I picked up my first piece of
    sea glass. For an hour of my day, every bit of pain and worry left me.
    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

    Amazing, Katherine. Truly.

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