The Shining Sea

Karen's Weekend Assignment this week asks about something beautiful.

I have fallen in love with the ocean.

Growing up in the suburban midwest, I never knew the ocean. Now, I can walk up the hill and see the bay. I can drive a few miles west and stand at the edge of the world.

It's always different. Wind makes whitecaps. One day's glowing fog sky gives the water a grey green; another day it mirrors blinding blue. There's no knowing what the sea will bring: great clumps of pelicans, or one, or none, or a bobbing log, or a trio of fins slipping above the surface for a second at a time. Tides hide and reveal starfish, rocky landmarks, shapes of the shoreline, never the same from one week to the next.

I love the ocean because it is blue and beautiful.

I love the ocean because it holds a world.

I love the ocean because it is bigger than I can understand.


The Ocean

I still live in the Midwest. I can go to Lake Michigan in 45 mins or so,but it is not the same as the ocean. I think it would be great to live near the ocean, maybe some day. Good choice!

Okay, I'm convinced!

Excellent description! It's been years since I've walked on a beach, much less gone into the ocean. Guess I'll have to do something about that!

The many moods of the ocean

I have lived near the ocean for many years and am still not tired of watching it through the seasons. It's beautiful even when it's angry. I definitely agree!