*This is part of the A to Z challenge for April.
I spent last weekend thoroughly enjoying the beach. It was not warm enough to dive under the waves, but we did put our toes in the water. There were only a few people around us and we had our pick of the shells.
I don’t usually collect shells because I collected enough as a child to fill a large mayonnaise jar, and I don’t feel it necessary to add to the hoard. However, this trip was different. We found so many unique shells and rocks that we could not resist. We were drawn to the shells containing the small holes perfect for making into a necklace.
On one of our walks from the boardwalk to the water I saw a feather on the sand. Now, I know seeing a feather on the sand is not extra extraordinary, but I consider feathers a sign that the angels are with me or that a loved-one is saying hello. Therefore, seeing that feather made me think my mom, a true lover of the ocean, was telling me she was enjoying our vacation as well. I called out, “Hey, there’s a feather.”
Just a few minutes later my human said, “Hey, here’s a shell perfect for a feather.”
We both laughed. He had meant to say string, but I had just said feather, so that’s what came out of his mouth.
As I was playing footsies with the waves he suddenly called out to me. “I swear I didn’t do this. You have to see this.”
Now what you need to understand is I do believe him. I absolutely believe that this is a sign that someone in Heaven has a great sense of humor. I believe we had an eXtra eXtraordinary sign. What that sign was, well, what do you believe?
We also found a skull, but we left it at the beach. There is a picture of it that may someday be shared.