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parking lot treasure

The parking lot at the supermarket was thick with road salt, as if they're expecting a storm, but I don't think there's a storm coming.

It's not much to look at in this photo, but: all the white spots are salt crystals.

road salt in a parking lot

It was so beautiful up close, like gemstones:

up close with the road salt

You might gather them up and count yourself rich, only to have the dissolve if--well, if what? If you kept them in a velvet-lined box you'd probably never be the wiser. But if you tried to set them in silver or gold to wear at your neck or wrists, you'd be in for a sad surprise.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/876152.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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zyzyly
Jan. 31st, 2018 01:40 am (UTC)
Somehow gathering salt crystals and putting them in a little box sounds like just the thing.
asakiyume
Jan. 31st, 2018 01:45 am (UTC)
The road salt would feel like it had died and gone to heaven--much better than having car tires driving over you!
sartorias
Jan. 31st, 2018 10:17 am (UTC)
They ARE pretty! And there was a time in history when salt was as precious as gold.
asakiyume
Jan. 31st, 2018 11:20 am (UTC)
True! And it's *more* precious than gold for human health--though Americans get too much.
starshipcat
Jan. 31st, 2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
There are many things for which both too much and too little are problems.

Wisdom lies in finding the happy medium between the two extremes.
asakiyume
Feb. 2nd, 2018 01:23 am (UTC)
wise words
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