I took this photo a few years ago of a child holding a scallop shell on the beach. Simple enough. But the child had the eye to spot a still perfectly formed shell, to pick it up, then hold it up and say, “Kevin, look!”
And something about the late afternoon sun on Horseneck Beach, the light playing off of the child’s fingers and the same Traveling Light coming through the shell itself just all came together and made something new.
This has happened at other times too when a child took hold of something, or cupped a bug or snake or whatever in the palm of his or her hand. There’s just something about the energy that flows through the body of young lives that adds a sense of wonder and special meaning to many of things they touch.
Text and image by K. Lee