Casa Grande, AZ
Legend Of The Sand Dollar
Photograph - Photograph-photographart/ Digital Art
As you can tell I didn't polish the shell, this is a Sand Dollar right on the Beach. I love looking for treasures, and this is one of my treasure that morning....I had my morning walk, looking at the ocean, listening to the ocean roar and gulls doing their thing....Found a treasure took the shot and now I needed a cup of coffee but wait maybe one more treasure ahead of me...Coffee will have to wait again.....
The individual pieces of the jaw (aka the Aristotle's Lantern -which are often broken) is probably what you hear rattling around inside when you pick one up off the beach...
Plus, you'll often see it used in "inspirational" art and the famous "Legend of the Sand Dollar" postcards. The "doves of peace" are the broken fragments of the Aristotle's Lantern, i.e, the jaw the animal used to crush and grind sand. The "Star of Bethlehem" is a neatly dissected, complete jaw from the inside of the sand dollar.....I Love the story behind the Legend of the Sand Dollar, It really doesn't matter what others may think, it's interesting and God may send comfort to you too. Look it up and Enjoy...........
October 24th, 2013
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