Many of these images were taken last week and some from Mother's Day. I went out to the beach with Nikki after work. I had been so upset all day. Each time I took a break, the TV was talking about the oil spill being only miles from our shore. I had to go. And so did many others. To feel. To smell. To see. To experience.
For those of you that have been wondering. The tar balls have since started washing up on shore. Maybe I will go out today. *sigh*
I really hope to see many many days of this. People enjoying the beach. Relaxing. Splashing. Walking. Just soaking it all in. It is so good for the soul. It fills you up...
|"...nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Bernard Shaw
This little girl was so enjoying the splashing waves. Her mother had two girls out...both is beautiful white dresses just playing in the waves.
|"Have you ever once in your life reached out to touch infinity?"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ellen Hopkins
|"Tomorrow was over the horizon, and would take an entire day to reach."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Jonathan Safran Foer
|"At the dune line, just before the whispering stands of sea oats and dune grass began, the sand was as damp and cold"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Anne Rivers Siddons (Downtown)
|"What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Corrie Ten Boom
|"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Virginia Woolf (A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas)
|"Every gathering has its moment"|
¸.•*´¨`♥ David Sedaris (Naked)
|"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Virginia Woolf
|"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."|
|"Spend some time alone everyday. "|
¸.•*´¨`♥ The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: The Dalai Lama's Instructions for life
|"The ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together..."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle)
And if you stuck it out this far, you get to see me taking a self portrait. This was while on the 3 Mile Bridge going over to the beach. I love my beach hat!
|"To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henri Cartier-Bresson