The recipe for sea glass is simple. All you need is glass, the ocean . . . and time.
Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Time.
Our instructions: This week, think about time and portray it photographically.
My daughter and I love to collect sea glass when we travel — this photo is our haul from an afternoon in the Bahamas. Each time I find a piece of sea glass, I wonder to myself . . . was this a wine bottle? A beer bottle? Perfume? Whiskey? Milk of Magnesia? Where did the glass begin its journey? Who did the glass belong to? All of these little shards of history have been tumbling around in the ocean for decades — it takes between 20 and 30 years (sometimes longer) for Mother Nature to turn glass that’s trash into glass that’s treasure. And, now that the world has gone plastic, the ocean doesn’t have nearly as much treasure to give. Also, sea plastic is really ugly.
I’ll leave you with a few words from HP Lovecraft’s short-story, The White Ship:
[The] ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.