How incredible is the pattern on this shell? My mother, sister and I found it while walking on the beach last week and although we've seen heaps of these before, we've never seen one with such a clear and perfect pattern (and also colour) on the reverse side as well.
Things like this, created by nature just as she's going about her day to day business, strike me dumb with awe. Pattern for me is not a superficial thing, but deeply significant...and mysterious. All woman or man-made pattern no matter how sophisticated or frivolous, is originally inspired by nature.
I really am quite happily pagan.