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Something about the ocean.. was posted 05/31/2002 03:28 am by Rainmaker
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My friends..I will leave the end of next week for the beach. It's not any to soon. The ocean has always been for me..like one big valium..or a giant eraser that clears everything off the chalkboard. I love the feel of the sand being pulled between my toes as the wave crashes..then rushes back into the ocean.. The first time I ever saw the ocean was as a 17 yr old kid being stationed in Hawaii. Believe it..or not..my job in the Navy was as a lifeguard. For 2 years I was the first..and last person on the beach. Even as a naive..small town kid..I knew there was something almost primal about the ocean. Since then..I can't count the people who have relayed the same feeling about standing on the beach..looking out over this massive..seemingly endless..eternally moving body of water..and feeling something indescribably peaceful. Oh gawd..I can't wait!! I am going to stuff myself with fresh seafood..especially my favorite..shrimp scampi. Oh baby!! I am going to get so tanned..without even a fleeting thought about sunscreen. I'm going to walk the beach in the evening with Sue..and in the early morning..alone. Sometimes..when I'm alone at the ocean..I get this strange feeling I am peering out onto a vaguely remembered beginning.. As if Thomas Wolf's famous quote ' You can never go home,again' is true every where..but here. Perhaps you can tell by some of my recent posts..I am in need of a temporary retreat. I once read..that the earth..in relation to our vast universe..was like a single grain of sand..in all the beaches..in all the world. I don't know if that's true..but the ocean does have a way of making some things seem pretty insignificant. On a less philosophical level..I love watching young girls jog the beach..hee hee. Anyway..I'll be gone from the board..and the world for a week. I promise to return a brighter..more brilliant me. I might even manage a post that doesn't ramble on. Naw..not even the ocean can do that. To the Path.. Ray..

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