Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Not Much to Do

     Here we are at the beach in South Carolina, outside Charleston. The weather is beautiful, sunny and high in the low 80s.

     There's not much to do, except sit here and watch the tide roll in.

The tide is out

     The night before last brought us a new moon, which means we had a spring tide -- a greater than average tide occurring during the new and full moons (as opposed to a neap tide, when the difference between high and low tide is least, in the first and third quarters of the moon.).
 
Now it's high tide (the old pilings are almost covered in water)

    Watching the waves and the ebb and flow of the tides is, for me, a form of meditation -- no worries, mind empty, focused on the pulse of the ocean, at one with the universe.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had a cottage on the tidal Potomac for many years. Watching water is so relaxing and mind clearing. Miss that place every day. We do not miss hurricanes.

Stephen Hayes said...

I also find the ocean relaxing, provided there isn't a storm.

Olga Hebert said...

I understand 100%

DJan said...

It sounds like a perfect meditation. :-)

still the lucky few said...

It looks idyllic! I hope you took along some great reading material! Or maybe you don't want to disturb your peaceful ruminations with some one else's ideas? I'm the sort of person who needs to be doing something...sort of cancels out meditation!

Tabor said...

Just ahead of the crazy holiday season it is good to take a breath.

Pam said...

Nothing trumps nature. Enjoy.

Barbara Torris said...

Good place to write? There is probably buried treasure in that place. :)