Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A day away

For your chilly Wednesday viewing pleasure...
Jack Johnson with "Upside Down"

Do you ever feel the need for quiet, sabbath, stillness, and rest.
Does noise and activity ever wear away at the calmness of heart,
upset your balance, and cause your attitude to be crunchy as best?

I long for a beach that is filled with white sand,
with sailboats in the distance dancing in the wind.
I long for warm sunshine and the sound of surf,
with seagulls diving and my heart slowly rising.

Away from the cold of winter
and wearying away,
I'd look to the water
to find my new way.

A few days ago and friend said to me, 'I'd like to run away for a while.' and I agreed.
A day away sounds like the perfect place to be.

T.L. Eastman 09'


Anonymous said...

Why does water seem to have such a calming effect on people? The water can be lake or a river where, either standing at the edge of the water or sitting in a comfortable chair on a cottage porch sipping a cup of tea, the stresses of a day can be released by simply gazing out across the water. The water can be the ocean, where the smell of the sea and the sounds of waves crashing against rocks relax my inner being. The water can be a waterfall, where the constant rhythm of falling water creates a soothing effect. Some of my favorite places to visit include: Chautauqua Institution, where I enjoy walking alongside the lake; Niagara Falls and Letchworth State Park, where I can listen to the falling waters; and the Outer Banks.

Mel said...

And I was happily applauding the little monkey! :-)

Ty, ty, ty!!


I want one!!!