Afterthought #97—Tools of the Trade

Every kind of work has its specific tools. For me, a good ballpoint pen, a journal, and my laptop computer are essential for writing. As I walked the grounds at the Whiteley Center during my recent writing residency, I discovered a few tools evidently used by marine scientists.

They remind me this is a working facility.

On one of those walks, I happened upon a sweet, small cove, laced with dried bull kelp and driftwood.

But wait, what’s that silvery white round item in the middle of the photo? I suspected it wasn’t a rock or some other marine specimen, so I scrambled down the rocks for a closer look and to snatch it from its pristine perch.










Graphic courtesy of World Wild Life Federation Website

 

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for this, Iris. I second your emotion!

    BTW: I did try to post this on your blog site but was unsuccessful.

    Also BTW: Steve called me last night, though I think he knew you’d contacted me. He wanted me to hear the news from him rather than through the grapevine, I think. SO sweet of him to think of me when he’s the one with the hard news. We had a good talk.

    Love and blessings,

    Lorna

    On Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM Iris Graville – Author wrote:

    > Iris Graville posted: “Every kind of work has its specific tools. For me, > a good ballpoint pen, a journal, and my laptop computer are essential for > writing. As I walked the grounds at the Whiteley Center during my recent > writing residency, I discovered a few tools evidently use” >

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