Sands of Time

Of all the personal collections I've seen, this one has always been my favorite. Some family friends of mine have been collecting sand from different travel destinations for years now, boasting of more than 40 samples of exotic and local grains. I remember going to Hawaii when I was little and taking some sand in a ziploc back for them as a souvenir, while now they have a lovely and organized beach display. 

So many different variations from seashells to black like ashes. And each little bottle contains a memory of toes pushed into the warm source while the sun beats relaxation into the body...I doubt that's anything a set of coins or stamps could say.