Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Beach


A place in nature that uplifts my spirits.
A calm, soothing, serene location.


 The beach.

The roar of the waves wash away the hard times life throws my way.
The arguments I have had.
With my spouse.

At least for that moment.
Until I can gather my thoughts once again. 

Along the coast, anywhere.

The beach.

Breathing in the fresh, salty air.
Promoting the desire to be out.
Outside.
Under a blue sky.
A grey one.
Feeling one with nature.

The beach.

Strolling down a path that leads to the sandy surf.
To hear the waves roar.
Embracing the moment.
Keeping an eye on the glistening ocean blue.
As it rolls onto the coastline.

The beach.

(contribution for WoW - prompt: a place in nature)

21 comments:

  1. I love this and I love the beach. Even though I can still probably count on one hand all the times I've actually been to a beach in my lifetime. There is just something calming about it that has always called to my spirit. I would love to live close enough to visit on a regular basis.

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    1. I realize Kat that the ocean is a piece of nature I will always want close by.

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  2. I love water as I grew up on beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.

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  3. This is lovely. I am a beach lover, too and I embraced every line. ♥

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    1. Something about it, eh? Jo. Something lovely.

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  4. Well done d~ I sometimes miss the spray of the water on my skin, toes in the sand, peaceful drumming of the waves against the shore... thank you for giving me a moment, to remember.

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  5. Daphne, I have been following your blog since the beginning, and I have watched so many wonderful words weave their way from heart to heart, so you will be my first nomination for the Versatile Blogger award. You can either come by my blog and capture the image, or take it off of your FB page (cuZ I put it there too).

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  6. What an interesting concept for a blog. Sorry, I got distracted.

    I am visiting from WoW. What a sweet prose piece, a little sad, a little haunting, but that just gives it weight and depth. I hope that makes sense. It is lovely.

    --Feisty Cat

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    1. Thanks feisty. I appreciate the time you take to read it.

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  7. Im a water baby the beach soothes and uplifts me :)

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    1. Hi Jen. I won't say I am a water baby. I just love the sounds and smells the beach provides. Even as a kid, I hated playing in the water, getting all that sand in my suit! Walking in the sand... Now that is heaven for me.

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  8. I've never been to the ocean, but I imagine it's the same feeling I get when I wade through the prairie grasses on our farm.

    Lovely post! :)

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    1. I think you are right, nancy. It's just a feeling. A feeling of somewhere that sparks your energy.

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  9. I am so with you on this one! I live 3 to 4 minutes from the ocean, and have the privilege of driving by it every morning, admiring its beauty, on the way to driving my kids to school. Nice post!

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    1. Ah, I envy you, linda... How I wish I could step out my front, or back, door and see the the ocean....

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  10. Never a day goes by that I don't wiggle my toes in the sand and stand in awe of the sea. I am so blessed to live here and I pass on a big ditto on all of your sentiments regarding the ocean. Your prose is lovely and I love your back ground photo. We have been having such clear beautiful sunsets here too.

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  11. I spend as much time as p[ossible at the beach - it's a place that sooths my soul - this is beautifully written :)

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