Lost Treasure, Lost Dream

Not a natural find, but this was irresistible. There is so much of childhood in this simple lost plastic ring. Children carry their dreams with them everywhere they go, and I think this is especially true of play on the beach. Memories of my own daughters make me think that this ring is a bit of lost dream, perhaps a fissure in imagination. 

Perhaps in this photo I can recapture a bit of what was lost for that child, and maybe conjure a small memory of our own.