Sunday, January 21, 2007

I always like to look at the sea, and I think that's something i do when I need to find peace or to sort out something that worries me. Looking out to sea makes me feel lots of things - awe, for one. My dad always used to say he felt closer to God far out in the ocean than he ever did in a church.

The ship in the photo is not the type of merchant vessel my dad captained. His ships were comparatively small and of course navigation methods were totally different in those days. Dad was always my hero - and I never look at the sea without thinking of him.

The other picture makes me think of loneliness; the sort of loneliness we all feel at times. However close we are to others I think there's always this consciousness that we are all separate beings steering our own course. And it also makes me think of solitude - not the same as loneliness but something I find essential just to survive.


Kaycee said...

I love to visit the seacoast, too. My favorite place to visit is the Atlantic Ocean of the coast of Maine. It is so peaceful there.

You must have so many wonderful memories of you father. It is good to learn a little bit more about him.

Pat said...

The sea coast is something that I think I will always miss from when I lived in Ireland.

What lovely memories of your father, CG.