Skywatch Friday: Happy New Year

In November, Coastal Living ran an excellent essay by author Jonathan Miles, "Forgotten Beaches."  I have saved the essay because I like to reread the last paragraph, part of which reads:  

[A] beach is a state of mind.  It's a child's brain igniting from the wonder of the land's edge, from the immensity of the landless horizon.  It's glancing up from a novel to glimpse the magnitude ofthe Earth.  It's lifting an upside-down plastic bucket to reveal a castle made of sand, the fortress fora fleeting beachfront civilization.  It'ss the sand-encrusted, sun-roasted, slightly barbecued feeling at the close of a shoreline day.  It's the way an ice-cream stand appears like a roadside oasis on the way home, the way  a soft-serve cone feels like the antidote to an overdose of sun and water, pleasure remedying pleasure.  We go to the beach, in some ways to liberate ourselves from the distinctions of life, because at the water's edge we are all rendered the same:  supplicants of happiness.  The beach itself does not matter.  Joy does.

Wishing you every joy in the New Year!


Skywatch Friday

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  1. Nice pic, nice essay. My dream is to live close enough to the beach to walk to it.

    I wish you and your family a great 2015!

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  2. Such a beautiful beach!! I would love to spend time there!! Terrific capture for the day, Sandy!! Wishing you and your family a very beautiful and very happy New Year!!

    Sylvia

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  3. Wishing you much joy and endless beaches.

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  4. Happy New Year, Sandy!

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  5. Wonderful pic



    ALOHA and Happy New Year from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  6. Thisis a very great shot !
    ♥ly greetings from Germany

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  7. Happy New Year Sandy!

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  8. Oh this excerpt was wonderful (and your picture a perfect illustration). I'll look at the whole essay!

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  9. Happy New Year! Beautiful shot and I like the part of the essay you included.

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  10. Happy New Year to You Sandy!

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  11. Great pic.
    A very happy new year to you and all your loved ones!
    Hope all is well at your end. :)

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  12. Such a beautiful view !

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  13. lovely photo and view for contemplation...

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