Saturday, 30 May 2020
Pentewan Beach Cornwall and Seeing What is Sometimes Missed in Life
We walked to Pentewan Beach, Cornwall and found we were the only people enjoying the freedom, other than someone collecting shells.
Some of the rocks were covered with mussels, and other limpet like shell creatures, waiting anxiously for the tide to turn.
We walked to the cliffs where we spotted a sunflower painted on the rocks. This reminded us to look more carefully at the abundance of wild flowers growing freely - which we may otherwise have missed.
It's strange how easily we can miss all sorts of things in life. Sometimes we need a nudge to keep us focused.
Okay, I know the next bit is way off track to my normal posts, but I had been reading an old book from the 1930s. The author Dr. Paul Brunton wrote:
The great De Beer diamond fields of South Africa were discovered through a child picking out of the wall of an old Dutch farm a small coloured pebble - out of a wall which, for years, had been passed and re-passed many thousands of times by people blind to the treasure at their elbows ...
Wonder what we may have passed by. The author in the book went deeper though as he continued:
How many people have heard the gentle whisper of the inner self or felt its faint guidance, only to brush the visitants aside without understanding; how many have dismissed as mere thoughts the early intimations of diviner life?
Free seats at Pentewan for contemplation!
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