Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Day at the beach, a metaphor for life~

                                                                  (A blast from the past, but still relevant today)

Sometimes the view before our eyes...

Does not prepare us for what is looming up behind-
The big dark cloud crept over us, but the sun peered around it's thick edges, stretching rays of light beyond the temporary borders of the storm.

I stood in the cloud's shadow and looked up- reassured by the light, yet chilled by the winds that blew stinging sand against my exposed skin.

As with many things in life, I waited it out. I hunkered down- put up the umbrella, called the kids in close to me, and we watched the giant dark clouds sail out over the ocean until we were safe.

No thunder rolled, no lightening flashed- just the threat of a storm...and an empty threat in the end.

I'm glad I didn't scramble for the car- or run in a panic over "what might be".

I'm glad we stayed, and played in the waves, and found courage to stick it out- even when things looked bad...

I know- I know...this is the way to live life.
With our eyes open, with courage, and a willingness to be patient and wait.

(all of the above photos were taken during a span of 2 hours, on the Atlantic coast- north of Wilimington- summer of 2007)


Skunkfeathers said...

Patience takes courage. Glad you're blessed with it.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Mike...I don't think I'm blessed with patience as much as I fight for it, and often fail. However, like you, I kind of enjoy the thrill of a storm ;)

Bad Bob said...

The older I get, the more patience I have. That does not mean I have much, but some things are easier to be patient with than others.

Anonymous said...

looks familiar!

dianne said...

These are beautiful sky pictures dear Mayden, I love a good storm myself but I do like to watch the light show and hear the percussion from a safe place. I had some lightning hit my lilac tree with a great flash and then flames, so even though I love the intensity of the storm I have a healthy respect for its power.
xoxox ♡

Bone said...

I read something in a golf magazine once... (I know, I know, just go with it.)

It said never change your plans just because there's rain in the forecast.

The point was that a lot of the time it doesn't end up raining a drop. And even if it does, often it will be just a brief passing shower.

X. Dell said...

I would agree that's true with many aspects of life. Nice pictures.

Skunkfeathers said...

Seymour, Windy and 'Bear' arrived yesterday ;) They thank you again for a great visit and your charming hospitality. They adore Pixie.