On Beach Walk: 23

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

The sand is smooth from the earlier winds, yet the water is a gentle ripple. The cold night developed an eerie sight of fog-like strands wisping across the water and out to sea.


The large cloud bank in the distance appears as a catch basin for the wisps, yet the horizon is a mere midst of fog.

I see myself as walking on the water. The wisps representing my past touch me as I travel to the unknown. Yes, I see my future in this image – no matter if a minute, an hour, a day, week, month, or years – the future whatever and whenever if may be.

I don’t know my future – none of us do. The future as it centers around a bountiful collection of questions beginning with who, what, when, where, why, and how. A mixture of good and bad – fun and serious – happy and sad. Yes, I also see the wisps leading me to all the unknowns as I travel to all the tomorrows of time.

As the beach walk ends, the air was warmer – the wisps were few – yet the future just as much of an unknown as ever. Time will tell all.

My future is what I ponder on this day. Even though unknown walking the beach is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

37 thoughts on “On Beach Walk: 23

  1. I suppose it’s good to not know our future, even if we might wish there were a way to do so. Without that unknown, we might not form hopes and dreams, and without hopes and dreams, how purposeful–and enjoyable–would life be? Walks along the beach are a perfect time to dream our dreams.

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    • Pauline,
      Thanks. The mystical wisps across the water motivated this walk … and yes, a bit more philosophical than the others. I like what you mentioned about the past, present, and future.


  2. Cincy,

    I don’t know whether I would want to know about the future or not. A part of me thinks it would be really convenient to know, but then that old saying about how a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing comes to mind.

    Another soulful walk, beautifully penned.


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  3. I love that particular track of Enya’s Frank.. And I play her CD often..
    Time is Precious especially to those of us whose hour glass has run a little longer than others..
    So I made a pact with myself, not to worry too much about tomorrow. Instead I am living in my NOW moments more often.. And what will be will be..
    Sending huge hugs your way.. LOVED your sky…
    We had blue skies for a week.. Now back to misty, cloudy rain and wind..
    Normal British weather..
    Have a great week Frank. πŸ™‚

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  4. Lovely post, Frank. It’s good that we don’t know what the future will bring, but that doesn’t stop us hoping for the best outcome during difficult times. Hope always ‘springs eternal’, as Alexander Pope once famously said. πŸ™‚

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  5. At one time, my curious self wondered about the future. Then, I realized that the future is happening in evry moment of every hour of every day. After you read this comment it will be in the past, so the future would be your thoughts on what I’ve written. I think being able to be present in the NOW moment is what we need to observe. Can we change what is coming next in our future? I don’t believe we can. But, more importantly, in changing what’s to come in the future we may not like what we chose for that moment, either. Great thought provoking post, aFrank.
    I remember the 1st time I heard Enya sing ‘Only Time’. I enjoyed it then as much as I enjoyed it now. Thanks for the memory.
    AND … thank you for the beach walk. 🌞 We are experiencing ‘Red Tide’ here on the beaches. Anyone with respiratory difficulties (me) is being asked to avoid going to the beach. This is happening more and more each year. The dead fish on the waters edge is a reminder of how we are destroying our plant.
    Well .. I haven’t been here for awhile but I sure had a bunch of things to say. LOLOL
    Have a super week ….
    Isadora 😎

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    • Isadora,
      I always appreciate your positive view of life. Even with that, you admit that you used to worry more about the future. But I’ve got the feeling you’ve been generally positive throughout your life.

      Good luck with the Red Tide. The effect on you and others is something I didn’t know. Stay positive.

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      • Oh Yes, the red tide has been increasing more and more each year. I have a friend who lives on the beach – in a house: ha ha – anyway, she can’t open her windows or sit out on her porch. It’s sad to see our environment being destroyed. I’m pleased I was able to impart something you didn’t know.
        Well, I guess you’re right about not always being positive. I realized I needed to live life positively because of my hubby’s law enforcement job. You know the family, especially, the wives live in daily fear. You’re aware of how fragile life is and that your future could change in an instant. As when, he was shot. IE: live every moment as if it’s your last. I guess that’s where I started being positive about everything even in the midst of a crisis. A bit of panacea. Always a pleasure to dialog with you, aFrank. Have a lovely day … 😎

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  6. Because I relive too much of my past in my night time dreams, your post makes me look forward to getting up early at the beach to see my future in the morning wisps.

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