Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Magic of Marbles
Marbles have always fascinated me. They come in such an incredible palette of colors, clarity and designs. As a child I was part of a group of kids that played each other for marbles at lunch. We played “mano a mano” and you lost your marble to the opposing player when you lost. So it got to be very competitive. Needless to say I had quite a collection of my competitors marbles. It was always a good idea to only play with your run of the mill marbles if you didn’t want to lose them to another player. The fancy ones you left at home.
About ten years ago there was a minor resurgence of marbles in our area and both of my kids were a part of it. So they amassed a small collection of some really cool ones. Yesterday Jay dug out the collection for me and I had a great time photographing them last night and this afternoon. Marbles when exposed to light take on a magic all their own. They are magically delightful as well as beautiful.
God’s blessings to all,