Stormy waters and a sense of wonder
Welcome to 2016!
What are your hopes and aspirations for 2016? As always I strive each year to make my life simpler and enjoy more the simple pleasures of life. I do move closer to this goal each year, but perfection as always is some way off!
The coast here has been battered by gales and storms and two landslides since Christmas. The conditions have been so bad that the fishermen working out of West Bay have been unable to get out of the harbour and earn a living. Watching the waves crashing ashore you appreciate the power and danger of the sea. Mark in the last post commented about how those living by the sea imagine it always to be ripples lapping on a golden beach rather than it being dark, rough and threatening.
|Only 2 surfers were out enjoying the waves.|
Although my children are no longer small, I think the blogging world allows us to share this sense of wonder in the prose and pictures we share. The book has inspired me, during this coming year, to pay more attention to everything around me. She describes in the book of walks with her nephew in the evening by the coast of Maine looking at the rocks, crabs, clouds, stars and wildlife, and sharing the wonder of these things.
I shall leave you with this quote from Rachel Carson :-
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”