Monday, September 1, 2008

Sea Key

When I was at Grand Riviere last week there was a lot of heavy, stormy rain. One day the river swelled up, broke the sandy shoreline at its mouth and went pouring into the sea in a mass of churning, muddy chocolate water, with large branches and other materials swept along its path. The entire landscape was entirely changed within minutes as the river lived up to its name (Grand Riviere means Big River).

Afterwards I went walking near the river mouth and saw this key lying in the sand.

Immediately I wondered: Whose keys are these? What do they open?

The key didn't look as if it had been swept there by the waters. It seemed to have been placed so gently and specifically (quite like this) for someone to find.

I wondered: What would I want it to open up for me?

Then just now as I wrote the title of this post, it immediately sounded to me like 'seek ye' ... which in turn reminded me of Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It does look like a key I once had. The ring is almost gone but the key and "leather" still intact. It makes you wonder why things don't wear out evenly. Really nice photo.