It was a windy, foggy morning (always my favorite) not only because fog provides an ethereal backdrop, but it also feels healing in someway. I decided to take a long walk in order to find quiet....the kind of quiet that forces one to listen and observe. I walked maybe a mile or so with the wind against my back while the swirling fog and ocean mist continued to create a magical setting of solitude. Slowly walking the rack line, I found some beautiful little gems to photograph as well as a few to fill my pockets:) The powerful ocean tide continued to take over my sandy pathway, pushing me faster and farther to my final point. Tired and cold I finally sat to just take it all in and listen. Mind you, as a very visual person, sitting and listening takes intense effort for me, but I continue to struggle through in order to improve this skill. I heard the wind, the surf, the dune grass flailing, the seagulls laughing, the sand sailing across the surface like little glass beads, the teeny little sandshrimp crazily hopping and of course i could hear my BREATHING...smooth and intentional. As I opened my eyes I realized the fog was getting thicker, I could see very little behind me or in front of me.....THAT WAS IT...that was my lesson for the day. The reminder that everything is continually changing, that nothing stays the same forever and that by letting go and observing, nature will take its course. My entire walk had been visually expressing this to me... the new treasures that showed with each ebb and flow...the constant change in light and shadow...the new paths that were created as ocean waters took over...and the shift in sand as the winds constantly blew. I was so happy. Not only was I happy to have gained this little bit of insight from my walk, but I was ecstatic to finally find my exit (out of the fog) and into my warm snuggly car. I trust that each day may bring you a lesson, one that will help ease your day or give you that extra little push you may need.
Thank You to all my friends and followers. You all inspire me and support me in ways I am truly grateful for....don't know where I would be without you.