Oh. How I love that song. Otis Redding for those of you that don't know. And if you don't know, you are really missing out. It is a great song. I'm sad that his career ended shortly after doing that song. As a matter of fact, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was recorded only three days before Redding's death. I could of loved him for a long, long time.
On to my little Otis tribute. My dock in these photos (except for one...which is the Penascola Beach Pier) is behind Joe Patti's Seafood. It always has that real ocean smell. And is usually quiet. I like walking on it and taking pictures of whatever happens to be there that day.
|"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Sir James Matthew Barrie
|"It's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Haruki Murakami
|"tattered images of her dreams were still hung high on the masts of her consciousness"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Houghton Mifflin
|"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Lewis Carroll
|"Property is the pivot of civilization."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leon Samson
|"Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Mark Twain
|"And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbour"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leonard Cohen
|"Oh there once was a woman and she kept a shop selling trinkets to tourists not far from a dock ..."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ John Ashbery
This last one is the Pensacola Beach Pier on a very calm day. Normally you don't get such a reflection of the pier because of the waves. So, to me, this is special.