Today I am thankful for the sound of the ocean.
With tonight being our last night in Belize I took some time to sit near the ocean and enjoy the sounds. The rhythmic pounding of sea water against the shore is absolutely beautiful and is music to my ears and soul. While the sound of Wind Cave seems like the breathing of the Earth, the waves are the sound of the blood of the Earth pumping. There’s some incredible magic in those sounds that is more soothing than just about any other.
It took me back to when I was a kid and my parents took me to the ocean the first time. I just couldn’t believe how big, vast, and seemingly endless the ocean was. I played in it with my brother and we had so much fun.
It took me back to sitting on the beach in Mexico. I was on an incredibly impromptu spring break trip with friends and had a little time one night to just sit in the sand, listen to the ocean, and dream a new reality for myself. I was in a very weird point in my life and the soothing sounds were exactly what I needed to calm my spirit.
It took me back to Hawaii, sitting with Becky on the balcony of our rented house. We were snuggled up in a chair made for one just listening to the waves and relaxing together. It felt like home.
There’s just something about that sound that can’t be duplicated or copied. Maybe it’s the slightly salty ocean air that is the finishing touch? Regardless, the sound of the ocean is the sound of life. When there is so much other noise in my life I need only thing back to the sound of the ocean to quiet my soul and re-center myself.