This cobble has been tumbled by the waves until it is not quite smooth. It has been ‘pecked’ by crashing against other rocks until all the rough edges have been worn away. Each tumble in the sea and each surface it taps wears just a little more away.

Westray pebble - The Hall of Einar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It wears the impacts of its history. And so do I.

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