Monday, June 2, 2014

Quote of the Week

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. - Robert Henri

I've always had a love for the beach, beginning with the first trip that I can remember to Topsail Beach. I was about six, and Mom made me a terry cloth beach jacket (we called them beach jackets in those days instead of cover-ups).  It wasn't ideal weather for a first visit to the beach.  It was overcast and drizzly, but I still was out there playing in the water in my bathing suit and windbreaker. On our last day, the sun broke through the clouds and I got what was probably my first sunburn.

Now I look at all the beaches I've seen, North, South, East and West, and there is one thing they all have in common.  They allow me to recharge my internal batteries.  I can sit for hours listening to the water as the waves run up the sand and retreat, repeating the pattern over and over...timeless. 

The ocean is a vibrant, living thing, and a wonderful place to think, to dream and to ponder the mysteries of life.


  1. I love the sea and listening to the waves. It's so peaceful when it's calm and exciting when the sea is rough :)

  2. I love the ocean both ways, but I prefer the peaceful lap of the Gulf shore. Even that can get exciting in a storm.

  3. There is something curative about being near water. I, too love just sitting on a beach or a river bank...even a creek bank will do.

  4. Well, I just came back from getting my batteries recharged.

    This post resonates me so well. I agree with everything you said about the beach. It is also my soul place and I already miss it:~)

  5. Cheryl- Water does seem to have that effect on people.

    Sara- It seems we have a mutual love of the ocean. Looking forward to getting recharged, too.


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