Life in itself, Philosophy Of Life, The christian life

Sea and Sand

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The wind whips through my hair combing it with cool air. The sand reaches and clings to my feet each time the water comes in. The water is cool to the ear, soft to look at and noisy to the touch. It is transparent in its beauty, but vast and without boundaries. Opaque to the eye, hiding what lies beneath the surface and where it ends. But take it in a glass and it becomes transparent.

That is how I explain the beach.

It’s a weird beauty I think. A strange juxtaposition of the fluidity of water and the solidity of the earth. They come together to create this great scenic beauty that we cannot describe in words. In this beauty we find solace, calm, even romance. We cherish the moments we spend by the sea. We love sitting there feeling the water, the sandy earth and the wind all at once. A strange yet beautiful mix.

You walk on the wet sand, your footprints leave a mark. You walk into the sea, you look back and I assure you, you will not see your footprints.

So different and yet the sand and the sea create such beauty!

I was thinking about this yesterday. I had just woken up to the sound of rain. The lightning, the water pelting on my window and the rolling thunder all forced me to remain in my bed, my eyes fixed on the window and think. It’s amazing how God has brought together all these different things to create the captivating natural beauty we see around us.

Another thought passed through my mind when I was thinking about this.

Isn’t this what our world is like?

We are all different, yet together we create such beauty.

The ‘difference’ among us adds to the beauty.

Today we see people parting ways because they are different. We see friends breaking up just because they are different. Today, we look for similar. We don’t try to find ‘different’. We don’t want ‘different’ because ‘different’ calls for effort, sacrifice and courage.

We want everything to just work out. We want relationships to just move on like a train on a straight, endless track. And it’s only normal that we should think this in an age where everything is made for comfort. But it’s not always ‘easy’ that creates value and beauty but ‘sacrifice’, ‘love’ and ‘courage’ when it comes to many things in life.

Yes, there are times when you need to part ways. But there are times when you can work things out. When you know there is hope. There are also times when you cannot part ways, like when it’s family. But when you emerge from it, in victory and in joy, you will see beauty. You will see the beauty that comes when sea meets sand.

Putting time into understanding each other is important. It just doesn’t come to you. You have to pick up the book, open it and learn. That is when the sea becomes like water in a glass- transparent. It is at the edge of the sea, where it meets the sand, that the sea is the most transparent. The more you stay together, the more you learn.

There are times when you have to part ways with people, but there are also times when you can work things out. We are all different. Understanding each other and learning to love and forgive and accept is what creates the best of friendships, the best of marriages.

God made us different. There’s a reason why.

 

I hope you guys got something from this post.

What do you think?

Comment. Share. Be a part of the movement!

God bless! πŸ™‚

50 thoughts on “Sea and Sand”

  1. Ahhh, you expressed this beautifully, “when sea meets sand.” It brought back memories of walking on a beach, the visual perspective, the smell, the grit of the sand, the mist on my face, the soothing sound of the waves. It is an apt metaphor for relationships.

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    1. Absolutely!! I love the ocean. It’s so vast and so deep. It also reminds me of God’s love. It’s always there. But there are times when you are going through pain, when it reaches out and envelopes you, like a tide on your legs. Thank you so much for reading my post and for the beautiful comment. God bless! πŸ™‚

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  2. I think there are words to describe it, and you put them together and painted a picture of the sea. You shared them in a way we can feel, smell and hear it. Thanks for sharing. I would like if you could share how you think I’m doing in that respect, on my page. I could use insight from someone with your words, smiley face

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  3. The part about disappearing footprints made me think about how the Cetaceans chose to return to the sea. Could they foresee mankind’s everlasting footprint? You inspired me to write a blog today! Thank you!!!

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    1. Yes. I often think about our whale and dolphin cousins β€” trying to imagine what their lives (without opposable thumbs, without tools and machines and fossil fuels and electrical devices) are like…

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    1. Thank you so much! If it helps, I have a confession. I’ve been to the ocean only once in my life. My family does not travel much and we are a good way away from any beach. So that makes it kinda more real to me and something I treasure, which I believe has played a significant part in this post. πŸ™‚

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  4. Beautifully done! I loved this…
    But it’s not always β€˜easy’ that creates value and beauty but β€˜sacrifice’, β€˜love’ and β€˜courage’ when it comes to many things in life.

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  5. I have always marveled at the way footprints along the edge of the ocean β€” made by humans, birds, dogs, etc. β€” get washed away by the high tide. A great reminder of our mortality! The two weeks I spend camping near the Atlantic ocean each summer are very inspiring. Thank you for writing and sharing this blog post. I agree that we need to continue to work at our relationships with each other.

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  6. Beautifully written prose-poetry. Love all the metaphors and images: The sea and the sand meeting, melting and accepting each other, the footprints being washed away comparable to all evils and harms, what disrupts humans living together disappearing like those footprints, instead, being able to learn from each other and make efforts to accept differences with love and achieve the same glass transparency of the water from the shore. Loved it! BTW, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate this!

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