This is a close up of a white sea urchin. I was intrigued by the pattern and the delicate nature of this creature. This one was on a display case in a furniture store. Can you see how exact and precise the pattern is? Row after row of black blocks in perfect sequence, the perfect distance from each other.  The pattern is perfectly formed so that all rows meet together in the middle. That’s amazing…all that precision on a sea urchin. 

I do not know the reason behind the pattern, nor the way it actually helps the creature while it is alive. I just know that I am amazed at the delicate and intricate details on this gift of nature. So small, so simple, so easily overlooked while I was shopping for furniture. 

What pattern is there in your world that you see – or you think you see – that you really overlook and take for granted? What miracle of nature do you need to stop and admire while accomplishing your daily tasks? What have you put on a shelf that you pass everyday, and now see it no more? Stop, look, and admire…remember the  story that item represents and enjoy it again. Take time to enjoy the things on your shelves, not just dust them…

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