People like pebbles. I don’t know why. For different people at different times the reason may change. They can be beautiful, interesting, evocative, souvenirs. They come in a handy size for picking up and pocketing. They can be reminders of happy times in the relatively recent past as well as representatives of the geological past. They can also symbolise survival, endurance, resistance, resiliance. They are the end products of years of shaping by massive external events and processes. They encapsulate and demonstrate their history in the way they look today. Pebbles are beguiling.
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Revision of a post first published 15 February 2010
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