The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. ~ G.K. Chesterton
Happy almost-New Year to all my Shell Sistahs, Brothas and beach combing friends. After you have written down all your resolutions for the New Year make sure you determine to have some fun in 2013 and get to at least one shell show this year. It's so much fun to be in a bustling room filled with kindred spirits where the air is filled with excited chatter about the shells we love punctuated with "Look at this", "Did you see that?" & "I could make that".
May your New Year be filled with salt, sand, & shells. I hope you get to dive with wild abandon into the surf with your clothes on after the treasure you've been searching for. May you experience the bliss of the sea-sprayed wind blowing against your face and the luminous sunset blinding your eyes with it's beauty. I wish for you in 2013 that all your beachy dreams come true.
16 - 21, 2013
CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL CONVENTION, Being held this year in Sarasota,
FL. You do not have to be a member to attend this convention. This is not a show but a week of shell related seminars & field trips. (Sponsored by the Sarasota Shell Club)
20 - 21, 2013
SHELL SHOW Townsville,
Australia (Hay, a girl can dream)