Posted by: JulieAloha | April 2, 2017

365 Gratitude Project – Day 92: Ocean

April 2, 2017

I’m grateful for the ocean, for the great blue deeps and the patterns of light through water, for the life within this hardly explored frontier, and for the trace left behind of wave upon sand. I’m an Aquarius for certain, loving water, moving through it, the feel of it, soft but resistant, buoyant, caressing, enfolding. I love how light plays upon its surface, reflection and shadow, and how it changes the many colors of the ocean from life-blooming green to aqua shallows over white sand, the cool clear cobalt of hidden cenotes and the midnight velvet of the deepest seas.  


The Ocean

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.

The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.

Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.

The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.

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