Rhythm Of The Waves

Rhythm Of The Waves

There is something magical  about the rhythm of the waves. With every wave reaching the shore, a myriad of emotions and feelings flood ones heart and mind.

Some waves brings a sense of calmness and peace, soothing a disturbed, restless soul.

Last Friday, I get to feel the same rhythm as I watched the beautiful sunset at Galveston‘s Seawall. Initially, my day didn’t start right. I was feeling a bit irritable, edgy, even sensitive. For most of the time, I was just quiet on our way to the beach. Sometimes, I have days that I wake up with the screws in my head all loose and acting haywire. My mood swings can shift from ecstatic to irritable to sadness I can’t totally explain. Crazy? Stressed out? Hormonal imbalance? Lack of sugar or caffeine, or perhaps to much of it? Just human with the ability to feel emotions and react? Whatever it is, my wife calls it, “early menopausal.” Hmm. Is there such a thing for men?

We reached Galveston Island just in time to catch the sunset. As I prepare our folding chair, I took a quick glance at the beach, looked at the gentle waves and took a deep breath to smell the sea breeze. At that very moment, my mood brightened up and I actually felt happy, excited and optimistic.

My wife sat with my son as they watched the waves and the unfolding of the wonderful sunset. I asked her if I can walk for a while, just to gather my thoughts. As I walked towards the jetty, I looked at the people around me. There were kids running towards the waves and as soon as it hits them, they would jump happily, laughing and giggling. A few would dive and swim into the water.

At the edge of the jetty I saw a couple sitting side by side , watching the sea, sharing their dreams, looking so in love as they watched the sun settle down and the moon slowly finding its way into the night. Then there’s this one guy fishing all by himself. As he waits for his catch, he seemed to be in deep thoughts. He looked so at peace and being one with the moment.

Travel Theme: Rhythm

Each wave brings a unique and different gift to every person. Some waves inspires you and make you believe that you can do anything, be anything. Others bring you hope that everything will be okay. While others bring you a sense of healing, solitude, peace and even the possibility of love. A lot of times, it brings you fun, excitement and joy. These waves and its rhythm bring wonderful feelings that we all felt so many times as children having an amazing time by the beach.

What rhythm did the waves brought you in the past? Whatever it was, I hope it renewed your heart and inspired you to seek happiness, contentment and inner peace.

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44 Responses to Rhythm Of The Waves

  1. FeyGirl says:

    lovely post… i find (as with my brother), that, having been raised on a (small) island, we can never be far from this rhythm of the ocean. it’s been forever imprinted on us. ♥

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  2. yoga-adan says:

    brings back a lot of recent and going-back-a-long-ways memories ;-) thank you!

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  3. jklainer says:

    I live on the water, but on the north Atlantic, whose moods can be as serene as your pictures, or running fast and grey, or roaring against granite ledge and rolling boulders. Much of its various moods depends on what is brought up our way from the Gulf Stream. And so these waters mix, both on land and sea, their separateness dissolving. Whatever its mood, and whatever mine, I find it comforting to know that it is all one.

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  4. Angeline M says:

    Lovely post and photos. I love the ocean; I think in another life I must have lived near the sea and the waves. I find them so soothing and can sit on a beach and stare at them forever. What is it about that rhythm of the waves?

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  5. So beautiful. Water so beautiful. In my land locked state, I have a small pond, filled with birds and no real sound of waves. I imagine them…

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  6. satprem33 says:

    Love what I have read here today~ I will spend more time perusing your blog as time permits~
    I am only a month old blogger and am still learning to navigate “wordpress” and actually have no idea what a “pingback” is~ hehe~ :-) I do appreciate the link and hope you in~joyed the “Wave and Ocean” post~ BeWell~

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  7. Northern Narratives says:

    The sound of the waves is very peaceful for me :)

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  8. What an amazing reminder that we have it in our power to change our mood–no matter what the reason the screws have come loose! Beautiful, IT.

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  9. Cara Olsen says:

    I had a similar day to the one you describe; moody, case of the grumps, all out of sorts. Your wife hit the marker most definitely with early menopausal; though I think, anatomically speaking, it’s rather impossible for us both — you being a man, and me still in my late twenties. ;-) Still, being stuck in a funk is no fun at all.

    It amazes me how when we remove ourselves from the place where the discouragement or disgruntlement occurred, and make the conscious decision not to remain in that place figuratively, how our day can turn right on around. All of sudden you are seeing through your real eyes; and the blessings are in everything and everyone.

    Your pictures are very lovely,

    ~ C

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  10. Absolutely lovely!

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  11. Beautiful words and photos. I wish I can see, hear, smell and feel the ocean waves once more. Being in a location where the nearest ocean is 2 days away of continuous driving, it is kind of hard. I can only wish. Only rhythm of waves I am experiencing right now is heat wave.

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  12. Jepiner says:

    I used to do that, too. Whenever I am feeling pissed, angry, lonely or homesick, I jog from where I used to live in Singapore to Pasir Ris Beach Park. Then I just stare at the sunset or the water or the waves, or sometimes the ships passing by, and I would cry myself out until I would feel better. I guess my problems and negative feelings are being washed out with the water and being brought together with the waves. Isn’t it amazing how nature could make you feel better? :)

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  13. Sabina Brave says:

    Rhytm of waves calms me down. Alas I live too far from any sea. You have more luck. :)
    Weekend is coming, so I’m sending this way the best wishes to you and your family – have a wonderful time. :)

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  14. fgassette says:

    Very beautiful post that transported me to that place so I too can experience the rhythm of the waves and dream dreams of the future and experience wonderful memories and emotions of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and journey.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  15. shoes says:

    I am very taken with the ebb and flow of the water, the waves they crash and retract, they smooth and ripple, they have power. I grew up on an island then moved away to live in the desert. Both places are dear to me but the waves, they do call.

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  17. winsomebella says:

    Beautiful pictures….. Beautiful words!

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  18. Pat Bean says:

    Your blog was my favorite of the day. .
    Bean’s Pat: http://thismansjourney.net/ Rhythm of the Waves. I love Galveston, and wave watching.
    *This pat-on-the-back recognition is merely this wandering/wondering old broad’s way of bringing attention to a blog I enjoyed – and thought perhaps my readers might, too. June 7, patbean.wordpress.com

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  19. */-)ndr¡X* says:

    I loved the photos, but above all your words.
    Excelent post my friend, hope you have a great day! ;)

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  20. Colline says:

    Some beautiful shots of the sea – and the rhythm is always so calming.

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  21. ailsapm says:

    Lovely post, Mr B, that last paragraph about what each different wave brings is beautiful! xxx

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  22. Cafe says:

    Lying on the beach while in Asia, listening to the waves, is a beautiful experience — except for when one of my friends almost drowned in the waves :S … But we don’t need to dwell on the negatives =P

    Btw, I am running around the blogosphere leaving this annoying message with people who had subscribed to my blog before I changed my domain name. Apparently my posts are not showing up in their Readers and I must ask them to kindly unsubscribe & resubscribe to my blog, by just unclicking and clicking on the “Following” button at the top of my page http://www.yourdailydoseblog.com

    Would you mind helping me out with this? I’d really appreciate the help in getting things back on track! Thanks so much, Island Traveler! :)
    - Janice

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  23. restlessjo says:

    Impossible not to be transported here. This scene cannot help but be uplifting and mood changing. Love the first and last photos especially, and that phrase, “the moon finding its way slowly into the night”. Beautiful work.

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  24. dadirri7 says:

    there is nothing as effective as the sea for calming emotions, letting them all settle out and subdue …it has been a powerful time for the energy of the world with two eclipses and the transit of venus in the past few weeks … so not just you feeling some tensions in this time of change :)

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  25. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful! The waves of a gentle ocean can be so soothing, calming and peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. The beach is the best :-) I plan on spending the whole summer there and it’s just what I need for all the reasons you’ve mentioned – especially the rhythm bringing wonderful feelings. Always a pleasure stopping by and seeing your fabulous photos.

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  27. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you for the photos island traveler they are uplifting, we can indeed remember and give thanks when we see God’s Creation, how beautiful it is when unspoilt by man. It is very True as you shared, we all have feelings and emotions, they are God given when expressed in Love and because of Love He tells us we must not let the negitive ones lead us into sin, instead we are to put the flesh to death by turning from evil and doing good.

    I remember that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him and He is to always be my focus, I may not be Happy Clappy but I will always have inner Joy, God is faithful.

    Christian Love Anne.

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  28. eof737 says:

    There is something special about the waves…

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  29. pattisj says:

    I find the waves peaceful, calming, and humbling. One feels so small when looking at the vast ocean and endless sky.

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  30. I have always known that the sound of the waves soothes me. But you have just given it the right name – rhythm. That’s exactly what it is! As though the rhythm resets my own. Beautiful, IT.

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  31. The waves create a very beautiful melody.. And that melody makes you think of something happy… and sometimes sad. :)

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  32. Cheryl says:

    Sunset on the water is everything you say Mr. B. My joy is being on the lake during sunrise, it has its own music, which also feeds the soul. I don’t sleep much and am usually up before sunrise. I make a thermos of coffee and wander down to the dock and sit looking east, waiting. Before sunrise the water is still and as reflective as a mirror, the birds hushed. The first rays of light lifting over the treeline warm and stir the air, waking the waters into ripples, the birds start to sing, and I feel blessed and filled with love. Nature is a tonic. The more we avail ourselves of moments with nature, your sunset, my sunrise, the more human it makes us. GREAT POST!

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  33. nyparrot says:

    I love watching waves and listening to their whispers… Even in the most stressful times of my life, just sitting by the Ocean makes all the problems seem so small… by the way, – yes , there is such thing as men’s menopause.:) – but it’s for other men, not you! lol

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  35. nelson RN says:

    Love the sentiment. Stunning photographs.

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  36. Madoqua says:

    Wonderful description of the calming effect of the sea

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  37. Madhu says:

    Fabulous shots. The seaside is always the perfect antidote to the blues :-)

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  38. The ocean and its’ waves has always been claming to me. The quiet-ness of sitting with the breeze lightly blowing is magical. This post of your photo’s broguht me that location and was very relaxing. Tanks, Island Traveler, your hit a home run with this one for me.
    Blessings,
    Isadora

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    • Thanks Isadora. Everytime I’m close to the beach, it feels like home and yes, always a home run when we’re close to the ocean. Have a beautiful day my friend.

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  40. gelaikuting says:

    the waves, sunset, the sands… beautiful :)

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  41. Sunshine says:

    I need to get over to Galveston Beach…it looks soooooooo goooood! :)

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