When I first spotted this piece of sea-worn wood on the shoreline, I hesitated to pick it up. What would I do with it? Why did I need it? I really couldn’t answer these questions beyond the fact that I saw it and wanted it, in all its soft-cornered glory. But that really isn’t enough, is it? So I reasoned with myself that if I saw it on my walk the next day, I would grab it and not look back.
The next day, I walked up the beach studying the shells and driftwood at the edge. At first, I didn’t see it and thought someone else had happened upon this wonderful wood and collected it before I could. But as I walked back, I found it, still half buried. I grabbed it and happily took it with me.
I am still not sure what I will do with this wood. I would like to do something creative with it to hang on a wall, but I haven’t decided what yet. Whatever it is, I feel like I need to thoroughly plan to ensure it comes out just so.
What would you do with this driftwood?
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.