Monday, November 11, 2013

The sea's a magnet...

 photo swingbeach_zpse62a0ca0.gif  photo underwaterelenakalisa_zpse6ab1581.jpg
When I came across these glorious underwater photographs from Elena Kalis I ached, yes ached to be back at the ocean. My breathing gets slower - in rhymn with the waves maybe - and I have no trouble slotting into a slower pace of living. It's as if the sea takes me back to the essence of me.
 photo underwaterelenakalisd_zpsfe5f55b9.jpg  photo underwaterelenakalise_zps96b3d9e3.jpg The ocean drowns out the internal chatter; cleanses me; let's me just 'be'.  photo underwaterelenakalisc_zps927e7f7a.jpg  photo underwaterelenakalisb_zps3e8da960.jpg
And I love people watching by the sea. It's as if we're drawn to it like a magnet. I mentioned this to a friend and she said maybe it's the desire to 'go home'. The anthropologist Loren Eiseley said it well 'Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.'
Maybe it's time to pack the car and succumb to the magnetism...
 
 

13 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

So true, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh these may be the most amazing set of pics I've ever seen!!

Lisa Purcell said...

I could watch the ocean for hours. I love the smell of the air and the immensity and power of its waves. Thank you for this post.

Lisa Purcell said...

I could watch the ocean for hours. I love the smell of the air and the immensity and power of its waves. Thank you for this post.

Lisa Purcell said...

I could watch the ocean for hours. I love the smell of the air and the immensity and power of its waves. Thank you for this post.

Heidi Dewhirst said...

I love the sea too, I think you're right a lot of us do. There certainly is something about it. These are lovely photos, thanks for sharing :)

Heidi at: http://heidis-box-of-various.blogspot.com/

Imogen said...

These underwater ocean pictures are absolutely captivating and outstanding. The second is my favourite. It is really creative and inspiring.

ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr said...

Awesome photos!

Kat McNally said...

Hello Chrisy!
How are you travelling? Can you believe we're on the cusp of December?
I thought you might like to know that I am hosting Reverb again this year. It'd be a privilege to have you join us.
Everything you need to know can be found at: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/reverb13.html
We kick off on Sunday and it is going to be AMAZING. Hope to see you there!
Kat xxx

Jhob Kholi said...

It is very increible to see how much a good pair of running socks can make better your running sessions.I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as Im looking to construct my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. many thanks

Cardsharing Server

pestcontrolnj14 said...

Pest Control NJ Pest Control Bergen NJ Pest Management
Services New Jersey. New Day Pest Control offers pest control,
pest management, pest removal, pest extermination, and other pest
control services NJpest control nj

pestcontrolnj14 said...

Pest Control NJ Pest Control Bergen NJ Pest Management
Services New Jersey. New Day Pest Control offers pest control,
pest management, pest removal, pest extermination, and other pest
control services NJpest control nj

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the Roamin' Cat said...

Not sure if we're on the same page if you saw what I saw… Greetings, earthling. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn’t allowed in, lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven’s Big-Bang’s gonna be like for us if ya believe: meet this ultra-bombastic, ex-mortal-Upstairs for the most extra-guhroovy-bold-paradox, pleasure-beyond-measure, Ultra-Yummy-Reality-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy, robust-N-risqué, eternal-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-rrrock’nNsmmmokin’-hot-deal. YES! For God, anything and everything and more! is possible!! Meet me Upstairs. Cya soon...