I like walking the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
No matter the day, one can rely on the waves. Some days they bring water ashore with a gentle, velvet touch. Other days as a thunderous and splashing roar.
Some days the moving water is actually a gentle roll allowing boats to smoothly glide. Other days the water violently toss vessels as if they are a small toy in a bathtub.
I think of the waves representing the ups and downs of life. The good days – the difficult days. I think of the parallels that these waves have with other waves as sound, light, radio, x-rays, microwaves, and infrared.
I think of waves signifying the euphoria of successes and personal highs, then the depths of grief and despair.
I think of waves representing the wide range of human emotions from calm to rage.
I think of waves as numerous metaphors in art, literature, and life.
I think of waves representing a link between the conscious and subconscious – that is the waves washing ashore are where the conscious and subconscious meet – therefore representing the tears of sorrow moving across one’s face.
I think of waves away from the shore and the energy the possess – the energy motivating one to catch the wave – the same energy that can tumble one into the abyss below.
Yet, the waves are one of the factors why walking the beach is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.