There are many reasons to send a message in a bottle: it can be an out poring of the heart, part of a scientific survey, or just plain curiosity and the anticipation of seeing where your bottle is discovered plus the chance of making a new connection.
Today saw me sending forth into the ocean the first of many bottles that I plan to commit to the waves over the next couple of years. My motivation, to challenge people to consider what their definition of beauty is and to invite them to reply with their answer.
Along with the invitation I have placed in the bottle objects that I have collected from the shoreline: objects that I consider worthy of being viewed and wondered upon. Included too was a surprise find of a yellow duck that had been released overboard the local ferry 3 months earlier. As luck would have it I met the ducks owner and asked them permission to encapsulate the yellow messenger along with my objects on a joint mission of adventure.