A Mermaid’s Purse

There is, one know not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath… – Herman Melville Lines of poetry have been whirling around my mind these days. Almighty spirits permeate our Universe / The infinitesimal motions of their comings and goings constantly alter the fine […]

A New Way of Seeing

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller A tremendous beautiful feeling comes over me walking the shore. My only intended goal is to go between three and five miles and to return home eventually. Along the way I try to take note of whatever catches my eye […]

The Repose of Nature

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau Setting forth into nature, anxieties slowly melt away. As my footsteps spread out across the sand, elements of the natural world begin to replace the artificial reality which sustains me. Wild rhythms liberate […]

The Sound of Water

The sound of water says what I think – Zhuangzi I have been reading about a concept called Blue Space. Scientists have been studying the effects on people who live near oceans or other bodies of water. Spending time near water offers a myriad of benefits to overall health and general well-being. For me spending […]