Sunday, February 24, 2008

Glittering Beaches...

Left: "Coney Island" (1994) taken by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

Coney Island has a notorious reputation for being a dirty beach littered with hypodermic needles, drug-baggies, and used condoms. No one seems to mention that the sand sparkles.  I remember walking along the beach one early morning hunting for beach glass and seashells and seeing the sands glittering in the early morning light. At first I thought that the Jergens's Soft Shimmer Skin Radiance Moisturizer (which I sometimes use) had washed off and that I was polluting the beach and that all the fish in the near by area would die. But then I realized that after years of having the waves pound the jetties, mica flakes were scattered throughout the sand. It's too cold for a trip to the beach right now and I'm in no condition to go anywhere at the moment, but the thought of walking along the glittering beaches warmed by the sun makes me feel a little better.


Anonymous said...

Im sorry to hear of the little bug that came to visit your tummy.
I hope hes packed up left already.

Jergens shimmer lotion, you crack me up.

Did you see little hakim in stringing? my mom was like "little hakim? wtf?"

great bracelets :)

Andrew Thornton said...

He's on his way out. I'm much recovered. I've been trying to keep hydrated, which on a good day is hard for me to remember to do so.

I haven't seen the Stringing issue yet. I do believe that I am usually the last person to see it. I'll drop by Barnes and Noble tonight to see if it has hit the stands yet.

I'm excited to see it! :-) I used a line from that song as a title already. That makes two submissions so far inspired by a song that came at the right time for both of us! :-) Long LIVE LITTLE HAKIM!

Andrew Thornton said...

What happened, Heather Wynn? I just went to my MySpace page and saw that my number one friend (YOU!) wasn't there anymore. I thought we had an agreement.