During a walk at Long Beach in Stratford I found an unexpected treasure. Laying at the high tide line was a bottle sealed with a cork and a note rolled up inside!
My first reaction was not to just open it, but to share the experience. I walked over to three people and showed them the bottle, Their reaction was “Are you really going to share this with us?”
We read that Luca Fusco, a 9 year old boy in Fairfield assembled the bottle. Luca wrote, “I wanted to see where this bottle ends up…. Keep the stuff I put in there. Have a nice day.”
I emailed Luca. He replied “ I am so glad that you found it … Me and my dad had a fun time making the bottle and we are glad that you had fun finding it.“
Luca’s mom said, “Luca just woke up that morning and was determined to send a bottle. Who knew it would turn into something so special! “
In this electronically driven world, hearing about a boy who spends free time without technology is inspiring.
Following Luca’s lead I added a second message to the bottle and returned it to the water at Long Beach.
The bottle is yet to be found. Will the finder be you?