Sunday, January 18, 2015

The sea

So much has been written about the ocean, by much better writers than me. The descriptions so vivid, one feels as if they were there.

I'm not sure anything I write could add value, but then, I couldn't call myself a writer if I didn't try.

This much I know for sure: the rhythm of the surf, and the life that thrives around the ocean resonates with on a level much lower on the brain stem than most stimuli.

Just sitting by the water with closed eyes, and feeling the energy surging around me seems to feed my soul. 

We were only there for a few days, but it was a respite I needed. 

I know for some, a visit to the sea isn't practical, but for those within driving distance, you should do your life a favor and go there. Sit for a while.....with no agenda, and listen, taste, feel, and be at one with a force much greater than you. 
















13 comments:

  1. I'm gad you are enjoying the beach in January. I was raised near the sea and eating fresh fish and shell fish was what I called heaven on earth. I love the sound of the wave but the bay is all icy right now as we live in a colder climate than you.
    Summer is my preferred time to be at the beach with family for a few days.

    I was at Biscane beach FL. in early March 1966 and it was sunny but so windy, but it didn't compare to a lazy day at the beach in summer. I've got the "There's no place like home" syndrome. hahaha.....

    JB

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  2. I love the sound of the waves... one wave is not enough, hahaha.
    JB

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  3. You have described just why I try and spend some serious time at our beautiful Jersey Shore every summer.

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  4. I have always found the sound of the surf to be hypnotic!!

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  5. It has been way too long since I've been to the ocean. Here in Iowa it's a bit too far away, but I did enjoy it when I lived on the west coast. It was a lot of fun as a child to build sand castles with my parents!

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  6. I agree with you. Sitting close to the waves and watching the living things around you is energizing. Smelling the salt water does seem to renew you. I'm glad you have reinvigorated yourself.

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  7. Yes it sounds awesome I like the beach I just don't like the sand.......................lol

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  8. If I go longer than a few months without seeing the ocean, I get very crabby.

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  9. Next to life on the road, I would pick life on the sea. Sherry draws the line there and refuses to board anything that I MIGHT use to get her out of sight of land.
    I enjoy the smell now, but I can still imagine the sounds of the waves against a piling, sea wall, ships hull or as it rolls to a sandy beach. I love it.
    I also enjoyed the read, I like it when you take me there. Neat!

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  10. Happy birthday and I'm glad you and Jilda were able to get away and get renewed! I love the ocean and sure wish we lived closer. But even a day on a lake can be soothing! When I was a kid we went to Florida a few times. I can remember crossing the state line into Florida and yelling "I can smell the salt water!" Dad would just smile..

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  11. No disagreement here, Rick. Very well written.

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  12. Love, love , love the ocean and all it brings to mind!

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