Sculpted by a thousand storms this monumental rock is slowly giving itself back to to encompassing sea.
The gradual dissolution of geologic form is an acceptance of its own impermanence.
There is no resistance to the erosive caress of wave or the abrasive winnowing of water born sand.
It sits hunched, facing the ocean of its own demise like an ancient wrinkled crone.
Yet there is great beauty to this process, the once smooth rock is now a deeply carved work of art and a monument to a long and loving relationship with the swirling ocean.
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