A beach is enticing, but what is it that makes it so alluring?
There are few people who have ‘work’ associations with the beach, so it’s a place that has virtually a universal connectedness for rest, recuperation and unwinding from the toils of everyday life. Its a carefree zone ~ off limits to our daily trials and tribulations.
You never know what you might find washed up along a shoreline so there is a feeling of endless possibilities.
I spotted these beautiful flower pods washed up on the beach the other evening and seeing no immediate local source marveled at where they’d come from… How far had they floated and bobbed before coming to rest here?
Not far as it turned out! A few nights later their origination came to light ~ Mangrove flowers from just up the coast 😉
A beach can offer great clarity.
While crabs straddle both land and sea…
for humans the beach demarcates the end of our landmass world and the beginning of a watery world, which for most of us will remain undiscovered below its shrouded glassy surface.
Going to the beach is a bit like going to the ends of the earth! While you can’t go any further (without getting wet!) its far enough away from your daily strife to provide a safe haven, a respite from worldly worries.
The lure of the sea is undeniable. Even if one is not a seafaring person with aspirations of wanting to sail the high seas; or yearnings to explore its deep watery depths, that image of ‘Hope” peering out to sea reflects the feeling I get when I’m on the beach ~
a sense of optimism for the future ~
There’s always something new on the horizon 😉
How do you feel when you go to the beach?