In her comment on yesterday’s post, Lydia set me searching the net. It is possible to buy sea beans on ebay. That somehow feels like cheating though, I should like to find one while walking a beach. Apparently, they tend to be found on Atlantic beaches in the West coast of Scotland, but I guess they travel the world on the ocean currents. Some say they are lucky – but you wouldn’t expect a minister to say that is true, (or even the reason why I have wanted to find one,) I guess I just like the idea of something so seemingly fragile, travelling thousands of miles, ready to unwrap its genetic code when the right conditions apply.
A metaphor for death and new life I suppose. And a good thought for mid-week.