Late afternoon sun inspiring a drive to the water’s edge . The coolness in the air nearly stopped a walk on the beach . It was a day that could have been early spring or fall . The light from the sun was diffused by clouds and yet also giving a comforting warmth in the breezes .
I stopped at a bench and sat for a bit . It was low tide though the water seemed to be coming back in . Small waves on top of small waves and the light shimmering and dancing along the water’s surface . Looking out and looking in as I sometimes call it . Looking beyond the day’s events and freeing one’s mind .
It was just then that I noticed a bird sitting atop of a piling , exposed by low tide , out in the water . Looking more intently I reared that it wasn’t just any bird but rather an Eagle . I remained for a bit longer . I began hoping that I’d get to witness his flight and just as I stood up to go this wonderful bird took flight from his perch .
He soared with such grace and beauty . I stood watching , taking it in , and whispering ” thank you .”
Early evening standing near the shore and watching the water rolling in . It feels like an act of witnessing , simply witnessing , on this very fine night . Occasional bits of life from the Sea or man left on the sand . Will it be natural or will it be a harm ?
Early evening standing near the shore , feeling the strength of the Sea , and inviting myself to step back from the outer bits of life that call to us to be small . There is freedom in a roar and peace as it recedes .
Not knowing what will be discovered as the depths of the living spirit rise to the surface but giving the uncertainty to trust is freedom as well . It is wise to move towards the unknowing since that is where the boundaries are released and heartfelt exploration takes place .