Liquid… so soft, so gentle, so warm. And yet so powerful…
It was long overdue! I haven’t been for a walk along water for a long time. And I craved it! I so needed it! So yesterday I packed my son and the dogs in the car and drove to my favorite beach for walks.
The moment I stepped out of the car I knew it was the right decision. It was windy and colder than I thought it would be but the air was fresh smelled and tasted of fresh saltwater and my energy level spiked immediately.
It’s little things that sometimes give you the most. Just like a walk along the beach, listening to the waves, watching the water and feeling one with everything…
I always say that wind and water tell a story. Just imagine where they go, what they encounter, the area they cover. Imagine what they “see”. When you are out there in the wind, listening to it, feeling it on your skin in your hair, it tells you the story of its journey. When you are in the ocean, surrounded by water, feeling the small or big waves on your body, you already know how far it has traveled and that the cycle is only about to start again. From the little raindrop, to the spring, the river, the lakes, the ocean… It travels through the atmosphere, the different layers of our Earth, and through landscape, past people, animals, nature.
When you are out there in the wind, in the water you can feel its power, its story and when the two of them come together it’s one of the most energizing experiences ever…
Today I feel it inside of me. This longing. This pulling. The urge to go there. I need to go see the water, spend some time close to it. Smell the salt and the sand, the ocean. I want to hear the waves, want to look out over the blue and turquoise, watch the seagulls. I know I have to head to the beach. To recharge, to get inspired, to feel myself again. Here’s in a Blast From The Past how much the water actually means to me…
Everything in life has its story. Everything tells a story. So does H2O . From clouds to the little raindrop, to the river, the waterfalls, the ocean, the fog, the snow. It’s the Stories Told By Water.
I was told once that my horoscope lacks the element water. Water is the element for emotions if I understood it right. That I lack the element water doesn’t necessarily mean that I lack emotion. In the contrary, I can basically make up in being overly emotional for that lack. At least that was part of the analyzes I got back then. Or better: A very short version of it and only a tiny snippets of everything that I found out about myself by reading my birth horoscope and getting everything explained to me in a fantastic follow up conversation.
All my life I felt drawn to water. I loved hiking, riding or walking along the river, playing near creeks or spending time somewhere at a lake or on a beach, watching the ocean. Being around water always felt good to me.
It takes me somewhere else, not in physical way but mentally. I drift off, just like a piece of wood or a leave would drift off, carried away by the water. I watch the waves roll in, listening to their sound and feeling it doing something to my mind, my spirit, my body. It’s hard to describe really.
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Wave activity has been unexpectedly rough up north in the Arctic, an area whose abundant ice flows usually keep the water nice and smooth for sailing. In fact, the waves have been so huge that the captain of the vessel Norseman II could not safely sail against them. Scientists think that the waves might answer the question of why the Arctic ice is vanishing so fast. Even the most extreme models of climate change do not predict the sheer speed at which the ice has been breaking up and melting.
Water fascinates be. Every kind of water. Waterfalls, lakes, creeks, rivers and of course the ocean. I always feel like it transports a story, it tells about life, about what it encounters on it’s way around this planet. I feel drawn to it and if I could, I would spend all the time in or around water. So when I read K.E.Wilkinson’s Earth Day Challenge ideas it was crystal clear to me what I would love to write about: Water.