Sand Scripture

Not to be confused with sand sculpture, sand scripture is the graceful story a million grains of sand tell of the passing of time. Sand isn’t only found on the beach – riverbanks, empty fields, and desert dunes host the legion grains, akin in countlessness to the untold billions of stars in the universe.  The ocean’s tides tell stories, however, with the pliable mass of silica as the medium.

Whether looking at a 10-meter expanse of beach or a 1-square foot patch of sand on the shore, a sequence of events can be understood from the calligraphy painted on the sandy surface. No one made this  art – it’s art that makes itself, and to me, that is holy.

Pictures taken on Aswem Beach, Goa.

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