Skywatch Friday: Moonlit


From August 13, 2011


I came across this quote of Helen Hayes in mybirth year and liked it very much.  It made me think of the things I've come to realize the thousand and one times I have walked this beach in every kind of light.

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it. (Helen Hayes, in Roy Newquist, Showcase, 1966)


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  1. Gorgeous shot, and I love that quote.

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  2. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Looking back on life, I realize this quote is true.

    And what a fabulous moonlit beach!

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  3. Oh, how true indeed and what marvelous words! A gorgeous capture, Sandy! I do love the silvery water. I'm so glad you're going to NC for Thanksgiving! Enjoy!!

    Sylvia

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  4. Such a beautiful moonlit beach--how lucky you are to be able to enjoy the beauty and solitude of such a lovely place so often. What a great quote. How true that we must leave the safety of our first home and "make our own happiness" in a hostile world. It does take strength and courage to do that and succeed. Ah, life! Have a nice weekend. Sandy. Mickie :)

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  5. interesting quote if you take it our real home is heaven and we come here to discover and live with tragedy-even some from their very young years because of death, illness or abuse. lovely photo!

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  6. Gorgeous scene! Happy skywatching!

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  7. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Now that is absolutely stunning!

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  8. Moon glow. Love it. It is a tragedy that we have to fight for what we want and need.

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  9. So true. Look at all the people on the street today. It's unbelievable. There is no peace.

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  10. Wonderful silvery sea! Loved the quote too!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Happy day****

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  11. Gorgeous silver sky and ocean. I love the quote.

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  12. this looks like a perfect place for a romantic walk. or a contemplative walk alone...so beautiful, I love silvery scenes.

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  13. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Wonderful picture.

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  14. so nice for SWF! Happy weekend! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

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  15. A terrific capture, and a lovely beach for contemplation.

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  16. A wonderful capture!
    I'm not sure I agree with Helen Hays, I think growing up is an adventure although I must admit it took me a while to realize and appreciate that.

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  17. A gorgeous shot - and an ideal place to contemplate our Creator and His creation; to focus on the beauty that surrounds us and seek opportunities to lift up one another. Hope you enjoy a glorious weekend.

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  18. It's an oxymoron to think of loveliness as a tragedy. . . but that quote gets one thinking. . .

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  19. Sandy this is beautiful in so many ways!

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  20. I like your words here. And yes many people can't pass this so called tragedy of ours. Awesome shot!

    SWF

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  21. great quote and photo

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  22. there is nothing like the beach to renew one's spirit

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  23. Your post and quote refreshes my soul.
    Joyce M

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  24. So beautiful!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  25. 'every kind of light'... lucky you! :)

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  26. And to think that all that brillience was nearly lost to blindness and deafness...how blessed we were that God used the key to open that door...thanks for the reminder...I of course get your posts by email, but haven't replied in a while...you really do inspire me1
    hugs
    Sandi

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  27. a powerful quote to consider
    thank you
    and such a lovely image to take in
    thank you

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  28. Beautiful beach -- great philosophy from Ms Hayes, that we have to create our own joy, our own beautiful world. (You sure have done a pretty good job I'd say -- most days I think I have ;>)

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  29. So fascinating! I enjoy this fine picture!

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  30. Great photo and thoughts Sandy

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  31. While I walked along the beach, I thought of you and your love for your favorite beach. I can understand why you photograph it often. Though you can't really posses it, the camera lets you freeze it, then enjoy it whenever you want. I took a million pictures in California.

    I absolutely love this quote, though it made me sad, as I think of my grandson and the challenges of life that await him.

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  32. lovely! makes me want to jump in.

    ~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

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  33. Beautiful romantic shot.

    I've had similar thoughts. Especially when babies are born. It's like, what's your hurry little dude?

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  34. i love the quote and your photo.
    love the lighting hitting on the waves!! gorgeous!

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  35. Wonderful! The image and the quote!

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  36. Anonymous11:21 PM

    Truly brilliant and makes a magical effect on our minds. Well composed!

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