On a Beach Walk: No. 6

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I like walking the beach as it is good for the body, mind, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

I look out across the seemingly endless surface of water with no land in sight other than the sand in the visual periphery where I stand. No wonder the ancient people thought edges were at the end. Edges that sunrises and sunsets reinforce.

To think that this gulf is small compared to the seas – and the oh my of the seas being specks compared to the oceans. The amount of water on our planet is unimaginable – besides, most people don’t realize the bigness of one million – let alone millions, billions, trillions, and beyond.

All that sea water, plus the water of rivers, streams, lakes ponds, puddles, pools, glaciers, ice, and even underground – let alone in the clouds collecting as sponges before releasing the water as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

All that water that make our home blue – that refreshing blue from space – that pale blue dot in the greater cosmos that is an oasis in the vast desert of space. Yes, this is our home that I walk – a walk where I think as the water refreshes my feet.

25 thoughts on “On a Beach Walk: No. 6

    • Pauline,
      Who knows how long it’s been since I’ve used this video (and who knows how many times I’ve already used it) … Obviously one of my favorites. Meanwhile, even if the Washington nimrods were hogtied, I question if they would listen.

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  1. The cool thing about your beach walk posts is that one doesn’t have to spend a bundle of money to walk on a beach. Any old beach will do, famous or non-famous. Also thanks for the Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot video, which should be revisited regularly, and is a call-to-arms against those trying to do this planet harm.


    • Tim,
      Good point about that the roaming mind is not beach specific. Of course the mind appreciates it when the beach is more conducive to walking. Pale Blue Dot is one of my favorites … and I feel compelled to incorporate it at least once a year.


  2. Frank, your beach walk series came along at just the right time for me with spring not being able to spring forth just yet. It can be awe-inspiring enough just looking across the sea’s horizon and knowing all that’s on “the other sides.” To ponder the relative size of our Earth to the cosmos can make one’s head explode. We’re just one pea in the pod.

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    • Bruce,
      To think about each of us is a mere speck on a speck within the universe is mind-blowing … thus the awesomeness that at least some of us realize. Glad you have enjoyed this series, and I assure you there is more to come.

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  3. Nothing better than the sea breeze and salty air washing away all thoughts and letting nature take over the senses. This was refreshing Frank, I’m enjoying the beach walk ~ happy travels to you if that’s what I reading here.

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    • Dale,
      Thanks … I try to write these in a peaceful tone … the tone one would have when walking the beach. Sometimes I find a poetic rhythm, but usually can’t recall those words. I may rewrite the “I am not a sheller” walk to convert it into a poem. … Well, time will tell.

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