Rock theater

The popular activity of beachcombing has never attracted me much since I’m not the collector type.  I see people walking with their heads bowed, examining the sand at a snail’s pace.  I’m not sure what exactly they’re looking for, possibly agates or sand dollars.  Blanca and I briskly walk past them with our faces in the wind, and I think to myself what a waste it is to come to such a magnificent place and then stare at the ground.  Until one day my glance fell upon a rock that stared back at me!  It had two holes for eyes and had a mouth and even a nose!  I was so struck that I took the rock home.  A few days later I found another rock with a face, and then another.  Before I knew it, I was collecting rocks with faces!

I’m not sure how these holes are created in the rocks, but it obviously has something to do with water.  Perhaps it takes decades or perhaps centuries.  I started to imagine these were the faces of Earth itself, looking back at us, and I started noticing more and more faces everywhere.  It’s amazing how much personality you can find in a pebble!

the football fan

the football fan

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the schoolgirl

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the cyclist

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the ancient skull

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the singing nun

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the complainer

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the mother

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the lounge singer (a smaller pebble is caught in the “mouth”)

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the horse

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the actress

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the swimmer

the orang-utan

the orangutan

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the librarian

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the ex-fighter

the ninja

the ninja

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the ladies’ man

the teacher

the teacher

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the farmer’s wife

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the space alien

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the kiss

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the heart

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the snake (Blanca found this one)

 

 

2 Comments

  1. John April 13, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    Great find and creatively titled on your part! Hey – I wonder if those are actually prehistoric skulls from an extinct species of little water people? 🙂

    • Claudia Kuenkel April 13, 2016 at 10:33 am #

      Thanks, John! Who knows …? Those rocks can really get the imagination going!

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