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“Love is a circle that doth restless move

In the same sweet eternity of Love.”

–Robert Herrick, 1648

I found this moon snail shell during a walk on the beach with my husband, the day after his father died. To me, the shell from this angle evokes the symbol for infinity, as does the idea of a shell painted inside a shell.

poem by Herrick written in calligraphy around a moon snail shell, all painted inside an oyster shell