Posts Tagged ‘sand’

construcción de castillos en la arena

March 9, 2016
castillos en la arena

castillos en la arena

Day 1

First day of the construction of a new castle in the sand at Playa Jardín.

nieve en los castillos en la arena

February 24, 2016
nieve en los castillos en la arena

nieve en los castillos en la arena

The castle sand sculpture, representing a small Medieval central European town, was destroyed on St Valentine´s Day. Slowly, slowly, a labour of love, it has been reconstructed.

Now the final touch, snow.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 22, 2016
reconstrucción

reconstrucción

Day 8

Last weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks Day 8 of their reconstruction.

I thought maybe with three days of heavy rain taking its toll, reconstruction would probably have to begin again, but no, most has been salvaged.

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 21, 2016
reconstrucción

reconstrucción

Day 7

Last weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks Day 7 of their reconstruction.

I thought maybe with three days of heavy rain taking its toll, reconstruction would probably have to begin again, but no, most has been salvaged.

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 19, 2016
two days of heavy rain taking its toll

two days of heavy rain taking its toll

Day 5

Last weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks day 5 of their reconstruction, or would have but for heavy  rain all day.

The rain is now taking its toll, and reconstruction will probably have to begin again. .

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

la reconstrucción de castillos en la arena

February 18, 2016
slight rain damage

slight rain damage

Day 4

At the weekend, the castles in the sand on the beach at Playa Jardín were found to be destroyed.

Today, marks day 4 of their reconstruction, or would have but for heavy torrentail rain all day.

Fortunately the rain has not washed away.

The reconstruction will be documented day by day.

A grain of sand

June 19, 2012
a grain of sand

a grain of sand

They say to me in their awakening,
“You and the world you live in
are but a grain of sand
upon the infinite shore
of an infinite sea.”

And in my dream I say to them,
“I am the infinite sea,
and all worlds are but grains of sand
upon my shore.”

— Khalil Gibran

Footprints in the Sand

February 24, 2011
footprints in the sand

footprints in the sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

— Mary Stevenson, 1936

‘Footprints in the Sand’ has been seen in print by people the world over since the late 1940s. All that time no author has been credited with this immortal work, only ‘Author Anonymous’ has appeared at the bottom.

For many years handwritten copies were distributed by Mary to those who needed something to give them comfort at a low point in their lives. It was sometime after this that friends of Mary saw it in print and wondered why she wasn’t given credit for writing it. An attorney at that time told her that it would be very hard to prove her the author since it had been used by many publishers of religious materials and greeting cards. Mary wrote ‘Footprints’ in 1936 when she was very young and knew nothing of copyrighting. Discouraged she didn’t pursue it any further.

In 1984 while cleaning out the garage to prepare to move from her house, in a small suitcase, among her other poems, she rediscovered a very old handwritten copy that she thought was lost. It was one of the copies Mary had made and dated 1939, just three years after she wrote the original. Later that year the U.S. copyright office awarded her a copyright for ‘Footprints in the Sand’ 48 years after it was written. It was another 11 years before her handwritten copy was authenticated by a forensic specialist as to its age. Margaret Fishback-Powers and many others have tried to falsely claim authorship, but none can show significant proof such as this.

Many people misunderstand ‘Footprints in the Sand’. They think when the see only one set of footprints in the sand, God has abandoned them during their time of suffering, whereas God is carrying them during their hour of need.

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