Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 ends

Last night I slept with my door open to the ocean~
All night a cool breeze and the roaring of the sea filled the room.

The rush of wave over wave~ awash on the shore, scattering shells and bits of wood, and tiny sand creatures that rolled in the cold tide. All night it rocked me.

I snuggled deeper into the blankets...I would not close the door! I would not shiver! I would be still and listen, and sleep.

My tummy was full of steamed oysters and Corona light.
My mind was full of wonder...of what the coming year holds.
My heart was full because I felt loved-
My mind was at peace because of the sound of the ocean.

I pondered if being in the womb was similar- tiny ears full of the sound of mother's heartbeat, and breathing, and laughter. A sound that fully encompasses life.
For some reason- even with mad thoughts, or worry, or constant speculation roaring in my head...I can THINK when I listen to the sea.

I had an epic dream...long and fanciful- with bloggers, friends, family, and curious things.
It was a long and complicated, and shot (like a movie) at a long angle...many times I could look way down the road to see what was coming next. It was a re-cap of this year I think.

At the close of last year I never expected to find any of you~
I am so happy that I did!


Photos of 2006~

Jan 06 Feb 06


>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> June---->



Percival said...

Really nice description of some of the huge feelings that nearness to the ocean brings.

Mayden's Voyage said...

You are my first comment in 2007!
Happy New Year! :)

I love the ocean- I wish I was there more often than I am~

firebird said...

Happy New Year!

Your musings on this post are so inspiring--
I had a strangely peaceful feeling too in the last 24 hrs...
I hope that's a sign of how the year will turn out for us!

Blessings to you and yours...

Lee said...

Happy New Year Cora; may 2007 be as much fun as 2006. Lee.

Anonymous said...

Happy New year!!!

am eating right now..hee!hee!


Enemy of the Republic said...

Girl, you are a beauty, outside and in. May 2007 be a great one.

schaumi said...

sweet post, cora..
all the best to you

Little Lamb said...

Happy new year!

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

sunny! thank for the post that you wrote today!

makes me remember being a puppy and falling asleep in the back seat of the car and being lulled asleep by the tires on the road and the voices of adults muffled slightly....the car seemed very womb like only better because of course in the actual womb i was crowded up by 7 other rotties!


happpy new year again mayden!

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Geez, sounds like you had one too many Coronas last night.

Mayden's Voyage said...

Peace- to you and yours in 2007! I hope it is the undercurrent of your life this year :)

I hope so! :)

Luxie darling...I'm going for a good long walk to day- the rib roast, ham, garlic mashed potatoes and pie have caught up with me!
Yikes! :)

Susan...what a blessing you are to me! :) Thank you~
I look forward to seeing you in 2007- it will happen, I know it will! :)

Little Lamb- thank you friend :)
Hope you have a great day today :)

7 other rotties! I can't imagine :) lol! Happy New Year luv...glad to end the last one, and start this one with you around! :)

MD- LOL- only 2 Corona's..but a half peck of oysters! :) Happy New year to you :)

puerileuwaite said...

I had a similar sensation last night. The "feel" of the ocean, a cool breeze wafting in through a open door ...

It was magical.

However, when I finally got my lazy butt out of the waterbed, I discovered that the "wafting breeze" was from my front door (which had been jimmied - and left - open while I slept). And my TV and stereo were missing.

Still, for awhile there, it WAS magical. Life is perception, I suppose ...

Happy New Year, FM.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

yes home. wherever you are is.
for you, the full grown dog breath kiss on the wind and endless circle tails.

/(soft) grrrrrrr

Mayden's Voyage said...

There is simply no one else like you in the world :)
I found your kiss on the wind-
it now resides in my heart, along with all the others :)
Love you pooch~

DykesDog said...

Very nice dream. I could almost hear the ocean myself. Happy New Year.

Seven said...

My heart was full because I felt loved..........
How many others wish to make such a beautiful statement...thanks for the warming thoughts and reflections.

JohnB said...

The ocean is indeed a representative of Time, all all that it holds in store for us. My your seas be calm and the wind behind you...happy New Year too.

/t. said...

when i put
the ocean in
my ear i can hear
the mayden snoring

oh wait, maybe that's me -- well, in any case, you're in my thoughts in 2007, cora -- all best,


Mayden's Voyage said...

Pug- Until today- I didn't know anyone who still slept in a water bed...time to get a sleep number!

DD- My in-laws live on the intercoastal waterway- but it's not the same as having an ocean front room :) Sometimes I just have to be in a place where I can see and hear the sea :)

Seven- Happy new year- and so good to see you. I will visit soon :)

John- Did you know that I now get your posts emailed to me? I read about the trip to Mexico...I need to leave a note- Happy new year! :)

Ted- LOL! Me- snore?!!!
You are in my thoughts as well- Here's to a fab 2007!!!

The_phosgene_kid said...

I like the movie star shot with the sunglasses.

puerileuwaite said...

Actually I sleep with the sheep (I have a Serta). But my previous bed WAS a waterbed. Anyhoo.

So those are k9 kisses on the wind? Well then, no wonder it's cold and flu season!

Rebel Belle said...

Rock on chicka... :)

Serena Joy said...

Beautiful post, Cora. And I love all the pictures. Sleeping with the door open to the smell of the sea sounds like heaven to me. I don't get to do that very often.

Baron Ectar said...

Dang I wanna dream with you!

Happy New Year to one hell of a woman.

You make me smile whenever I come here - thanks for being such a light in this world Mayden.

/t. said...


i notice
that this is the year of

2 007


am thinking it might be like a coded message from the makers of those james bond movies -- 2 007 might mean they're planning to kill off the current bond so that they can replace him with a good looking one...



Mayden's Voyage said...

I can't say what I want to say...
But- If you could leave those cows for a few days to sit on the sand with me- I wouldn't pass it up.

I might, however, have trouble explaining it! :)

/t...This is the year of 007...he will live long and prosper!
And besides- who else, in all the world, is more handsome?

"Sigh" don't tell me- the last thing I need is yet another unattainable man in my life-
believe me! ;)

/t. said...

you mean
that jackass
bond hasn't called
on you yet?!? his loss

k9 has a new post up -- i think it is one of the funniest things i've read in a long time, but, i feel i should say that your unattainable man craig figures in the piece...

it really is quite humorous :)


X. Dell said...

Um, I don't like the oysters, but I do like the Corona. I'm sure I could find something for my belly that would approximate the feeling you had Saturday night.

Happy New Year to you, Sweetie. I'm hoping you get a lot more bang for your buck out of 2007.

The year of James Bond, you're suggesting? I don't hear any guitar music.

JohnB said...

Really!? That is very cool Mayden...