At first glance, she is
one in a billion,
one of the Ordinary
in an endless sea.
Strewn carelessly aside,
lost in the tide of humanity.
Eye passes sightlessly over her form,
Glazes and sticks at general points;
Assumptions and misconstructions paint her in place,
The brush of illusion hollows her joints.
If you are strolling on shores nearby,
And happen upon her in your perusal,
In choosing to give her a closer glance
You give generalities firm refusal –
Tints and shades never before seen;
Aquas and pinks and iridescent blues,
Beautiful sparkles and delicate sheen.
Not so very ordinary now,
When you have given her time to display
That one in a billion can truly be
Unique and distinctive in every way…
Ever been on a beach? At first glance, the pebbles are all one in the scene. But if you stop to give your full attention, your eye begins to pick out the ways in which each contributes its own identity to the whole; each has its own beauty, its own characteristics. You and I, the Global Beach, have something to bring to the seashore that can make it a beautifully refreshing experience…