Glass Beach offers a visual reminder of how some art can only be created through the transformational process of breaking. I watch kids and adults alike, hunched over, sifting through the sand and searching for pieces of colorful broken glass. Radiant shards illuminate the sun and woo people towards them.
The most beautiful and whole-hearted individuals I know are those whose lives have been shattered in some shape or form. The difficult times we fear will destroy us are very often the ones that break us open and allow us to redefine who we were meant to be.
I am drawn to these people. They have known loss and tragedy and have a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. I want to pick them out from the plethora of grey rocks. Hold them in my hand. Admire their beauty.