I unexpectedly saw a friend the other day after many years of distance, and all the while we were catching up, I began to appreciate how even the simplest relationships carry with them countless layers. And just like that I found myself immersed in what once was, what is, and what could have been. -tM
Photography: Lucien Clergue
This is incredibly powerful. Wait until the last few seconds. I believe her to be the shark whisperer -tM.
It is Born
Here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and the sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open, fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning.
Let go, in order to begin anew. -tM
A quiet power,
It cannot be still.
Its singular wave
moves our infinite existence. -tM
One last ride before we change gears and the time spent outdoors is exchanged for time creating indoors. Hopefully the summers energy has given us all a renewed sense of balance and has reminded us of what is truly important in life. -tM
Most of these are placed around various Australian beaches annually. I wish I new the artists names in order to credit them.
The Sea as the continuous muse; she touches everyone one differently. -tM
Last Photo | Artist: Zhan Wang | Floating Rock, 2018
There have been endless hommages to the sea. She touches everyone differently. -tM
Artist: Cy Twombly, 1959 | Photography: Unknown | Sculpture: Eyal Glever
There is a rhythm by the sea that unfolds with each wave, a place where nothing at all needs saying.
There is a continuum here, even though you feel like you are standing at the edge of the world. -tM
The power of erosion and its ocean of truth. -tM
"I need the sea because it teaches me." -Pablo Neruda
How humbling and inspiring a moment spent by her side can be.
Once again, I find myself yearning for her salty embrace. -tM
It is imperative for all to remember that life is so much larger then we understand it to be on a routine basis. -tM
Just when you think,
that the world cannot contain anymore beauty you stumble upon this. I cannot take my eyes away from the gleam of the ocean and the vast glorious space of its embrace. Affirmation complete. -tM
Photography: Conde Nast Traveller | Carvalhal Beach, Portugal
Once in a while,
you are faced with an all or nothing situation. There is no moment in which to test the waters, no time to question or contemplate. Certain opportunities wait for no one. It takes courage to discover there importance.-tM
Because sometimes there are no words. -tM
"We are all equal before a wave." Laird Hamilton
None of us are born into social equality with equal or ample opportunities, being born a human is respectfully all that we have in common really, even that very understood fact is questionable depending on what you were born into. The world is full of hierarchical inequalities. Those are our social constructs. But no matter how hard the system tries to separate us from one another in spirit, mind, and in physicality, mother nature is still collectively and jointly binding us together.
Perhaps we can take solace in the very significant fact that we are all equal before a wave, a blizzard, or the heat of a desert; nature takes no prisoners. None at all. -tM
I have a respectful relationship with the ocean. I fear its power and I never test its strength for that reason, yet I also find peace in that very power and in its ancient rhythm.
When you walk into the ocean you are living in another element. Walking becomes increasingly difficult the deeper you go and sitting is pointless. You begin to move with her, allowing its waves and inner spaces of force to retreat you into silence. Even the reluctance you felt upon walking in to her arms has been coaxed to overcome its fear.
So you stay awhile, until you feel ready to emerge onto land, this time bringing the ocean with you, because you feel different now, as if you have returned from a dream. -tM
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
-Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Remember your own strength. For we are stronger and more resilient then often times we give ourselves credit for. -tM