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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Sense of Calm

I am once again humbled in the presence of greatness. Spending time at the ocean has a way of making me feel small, yet makes life seem meaningful all at the same time. Much the same as Willem Dafoe's character in the movie Platoon said about the stars, there is no right or wrong at the ocean, it's just there. It's hard not to talk about it without sounding like a pot-smoking, dreadlock-wearing hippie (not to offend the pot-smoking, dreadlock-wearing hippies out there, by any means), but the simplicity of life always becomes very apparent to me when I spend time at the ocean. There isn't an amusement park ride or a Hollywood production that can even hold a candle to what mother nature offers us free of charge. I thank God for the opportunity to live in a place where so much beauty is so readily available to all of us. We are truly blessed.

4 comments:

Jason Evans said...

Welcome Back!!!

We all in Florida take the ocean for granted... I remember flying in from selection, circling over Choctawatchee Bay... I missed that in NC...

Good Platoon reference BTW.

Looking forward to your insightful posts.

~E said...

Before Hurricane Ivan one of my fav. things to do was to drive out to the beach late at nite by myself, carry a beach towel, and lay there looking up at the stars, contemplating the vast darkness beyond... most peaceful sleep in the world is falling asleep listening to the rolling surf.

Anonymous said...

Can the people who live in Nebraska and other land locked states with no ocean view thank god as well?

Mr. Twisted said...

Absolutely. Thank Him for corn fields! Lol.