Crab Shell on Beach Today (about 3″ wide)

Oh, Great Spirit
  Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
  hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
  the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
  made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
  you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
  hidden in every leaf and rock.…

–Native American prayer, translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Crab Shell on Beach Today (about 3″ wide)

  1. Anonymous says:

    beautiful

  2. Wow. Shades of both Carl Sagan's cosmos the Wm. Blake's quote "…hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."

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