I found this rock on the beach at Nehalem Bay State Park. It was half-buried in the wet sand on the part of the beach that's half-wet but still sold. I was extremely struck by how smooth it was, and I took it with me. Now it lives on my desk. I love the tactile sensation of it; it's very comforting and beautiful to me. I have never felt a rock this smooth. It calls to mind the kinds of beauty that are only revealed through erosion and wearing down.

Object Name: 
Smooth beach rock
Moreland Hall, 2550 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

An object story day at Moreland Hall, home of OSU's School of Writing, Literature, and Film.