For cherishing and admiration: as you choose –
Find the right shell on the beach, no,
Find two! And each of them must be salt. For taste.
Keep them close to your heart
Or in your hands in your pockets, one each,
In a jar, in a box, for months to come.
Look at them during storms, caress them,
Smell them, taste them.
You will be in that breeze on the beach each time
To cherish and to admire, meanwhile knowing that
What you decided then and there was your decision
And only you can keep the shells, or crash them.