Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.–Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I come to the beach carrying all my worries, along with the beach chairs, cold drinks and a book to read.  But soon, all these things drop away, and I’m lulled by the waves.  The sea invades my thoughts.  I imagine it’s a siren’s call–luring people in surf boards and bikinis to come hither.

The aging surfer dude, La Jolla, California

The aging surfer dude, La Jolla, California

Once we are in her grasp –for the ocean is feminine the world over–la mer (French), la mare (Italian), and so on–we follow her beck and call.  Some of us walk along the water, others dive into the waves, and still others get hungry and eat.

Buying herring at Zanvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Buying herring at Zanvoort Beach, the Netherlands

Then, there are those of us who prefer to do very little–except talk or sleep blissfully, the sound of the surf lulling us into oblivion.

Couples at the shore, Holland, Michigan

For me, the sea is timeless and restorative.  She is dramatic and powerful.

Storm on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

And, she is timeless.  Do you agree?

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