Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Message In a Bottle

Have you ever sent a message in a bottle? There is something exciting about the idea of sending a piece of yourself off into the world, without any idea of where it may end up. It could find its way to another continent or it may end up in a trash heap. It might be held in the hands of someone who treats it as treasure, or it may be lost in a storm forever and sitting on the bottom of the ocean. It is a mysterious, romantic, soulful practice to write down secrets and send them away. I think some of the senders hope their messages are never found, and others are enchanted with the idea of being connected to a random finder via serendipity. My mind will periodically drift to the secrets I have sent off in bottles and I wonder where they are, what journey they have taken and if they were ever found.