Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm a water baby

I love the water. I love everything about it. I like how it looks with the moon shining on it. I love how it sounds when waves are churning it. I adore the way it feels sluicing over my body when I'm in it. I know nothing about the signs of the Zodiac, but I know I should have born under the water sign.

Being near the water gives me a sense of peace. I feel at ease. It allows me to calm my mind and think about things that need thinking about. It opens my heart for deep prayer. I suspect some of its charm is that it drowns out the incessant ringing in my ears! I have tinnitus and I noticed yesterday that when I'm at the beach, I don't hear the ringing as the crashing waves drown it out! Yet another reason to love the sea.

We went to Ft. Myers Beach yesterday and it was a picture perfect day. I met a Weight Watcher friend and had a nice chat. They left for a boat ride and we took a walk on the beach. I saw all kinds of different shells and even a horseshoe crab. I think it might have just been the body, but still...it was all in one piece. I studied it. I saw shiny shells and dull shells and tons of sea grape. I walked in the water and enjoyed the sun on my face. The breeze was cool, the sun was warm, the water cool & crashing. It was a great day.

Today I sat in the swing by our little lake here. Again, the sound lulled me. It just washes my cares away. It's cathartic.

I like it. I like it a lot.

4 comments:

Milo said...

Sounded lovely!

Katherine said...

A perfect day in my book too!

Lynn said...

I am the same way. I love the water. I love the sounds, the smell, the sight, the feel...everything about the water. There is something organic about slipping your body (no matter what size) into a body of water.

Daphne said...

Me too - I love being by water (or preferably in it!)