Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quick Update

Photo: Ocean floatin'

Hey blogging friends!! Just a quick update to say I'm still on vacation and playing in the ocean (as you can see in my picture above lol). I will resume normal visiting of your blogs next week :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ocean, waves, and sand, oh my!


"When I walk down the beach and smell the salt water, hear the waves crashing against the shoreline, and feel the granular sand under my feet, I can't help but realize why I'm here on this earth." ~ Wendy Joubert
 
Tomorrow I'm heading to the beaches of Cape San Blas, on Florida's Gulf coast for seven days. There’s something so amazing about the beach. From the pristine waters, to the sound of the waves, to the feeling of the sand under your feet, it’s simply one of the nature’s most spectacular gifts. The sunsets are absolutely amazing…the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen.

But you know what really stands out? Even more so than the sunset? The moonlight. It’s amazing. In fact, my most enjoyable experience while at the beach is to sit by the ocean at night as the moon illuminates the ocean’s surface. I cannot even begin to describe it…words simply do not do it justice.

Beach stargazing is also amazing. The millions and billions of stars light up the sky in such a way that you simply cannot help but be completely transfixed. It's a great time for introspection and pondering life...I cherish moments like that.

In those moments the sounds of the ocean drown out the rest of the world. Sounds that speak to the soul. It's so easy to get lost in the beauty of it all. It's as if time does not move hour to hour anymore...it stands still. The most accurate way to describe it is that time moves from moment to moment instead. Moments that remain imprinted in our mind until the end of time. In a couple of days I'll be able to be lost in those sounds again.

Do you get to visit the beach very often? What do you love the most about the beach and ocean?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Romanticizing the past...


The past is never where you think you left it." ~ Katherine Anne Porter
How many times in our life have we heard of how things “used to be”? I have always been fascinated by that – our romanticizing of the past.  We always hear that things "used to be" better. People "used to be" happier. Society "used to be" less corrupt. What is the source of these declarations?

I’m not making a value judgment here. Perhaps there is some truth to these statements. But did things really used to be better? They certainly weren’t for certain segments of society.
I can’t help but wonder if it’s simply a romanticizing of the past. We always look at the past through rose-colored glasses. Over time, our memories seem to exaggerate the good and minimize the bad.

We do the same thing with our personal lives as well.
Why do you think we romanticize the past? Do you find yourself doing this?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Four Seasons...


Today’s blog post is just a simple question, since I’m curious.

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Which is your favorite? And why?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cats and Dogs...


"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Cats and dogs. I love them both for entirely different reasons. Dogs are unconditionally loving and affectionate. They always enthusiastically greet you when you arrive home. Cats on the other hand will sometimes stay on their cushion, look at you, and say to themselves “you again?” 

Dogs are social beings whereas cats are primarily solitary. Cats are very independent & unpredictable but incredibly entertaining. Cats do like attention, but only on their terms. Dogs, on the other hand, cannot get enough of your love and affection.

All in all, they are both fascinating and wonderful creatures and they make equally great pets, albeit in different ways.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?