Somewhere, Beyond The Sea….

Walking along the beach at Cabo San Lucas, Pacific Ocean side, 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Walking along the beach at Cabo San Lucas, Pacific Ocean side, 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

There are many reasons why we love the sea.  We love to stare out into its wide expanse and lose ourselves in the undulating waves as they ebb and flow on the sandy shore. Mostly, it calms. It soothes.  We are able to take pause and regroup.  We shed our day-to-day struggles that have kept us too preoccupied.  The sea does not take away pain and suffering.  Being around it helps stave off the sting so we can take stock of our lives and put things into a better perspective.

Watching the waves at Fort Funston on a Saturday morning, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Watching the waves at Fort Funston on a Saturday morning, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

When the sea is turbulent, we are reminded of our vulnerability. We are as miniscule as the specks of sand that are randomly carried back and forth compared to the powerful waves.  It is humbling. It forces our feet to touch the earth again and allows us to remember that we are not infallible.

View of the Bay of Villefranche Sur Mer, between Nice and Monaco, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

View of the Bay of Villefranche Sur Mer, between Nice and Monaco, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

When the sea glistens in the daylight, we run to its waves and see the purity of its body when we can see our feet surrounded by curious schools of fish passing by.  We delight in the beauty of the world around us.  We affirm that life is good. It is good to be here and to be with one another.

View of the Ligurian Sea from Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, from the cafe at the train station, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

View of the Ligurian Sea from Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy, from the cafe at the train station, Summer 2012, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge by Sara Rosso last Friday:  Sea

Sea. What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel? Do you remember the first time you went in the water? Had a wave crash on you? Felt the sand burn your feet? Do you feel more peaceful around water? Do you hate the beach? What’s the most interesting thing about the sea for you?

La Mer

Somewhere beyond the sea,
Somewhere waiting for me,
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing.

Somewhere beyond the sea
She’s there watching for me.
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I’d go sailing

It’s far beyond the star,
It’s near beyond the moon.
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
And happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing

I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We’ll meet, I know, we’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
And happy we will be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing

 

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16 Responses to Somewhere, Beyond The Sea….

  1. Ahh…you began my day with a song in my heart ~ thank you for the lyrics as I sang along with you. I am a beach girl myself as you know ~ love the photos, love the sharing and connections we have made together. Beautiful. ♥

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  2. seeker says:

    Humming along with La Mer.

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  3. shammee says:

    the song in the end just completes it ….
    a beautiful , beautiful post dearo …
    🙂

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  4. patriciamoed says:

    Lovely post and photos!

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  5. Nice take on the challenge 🙂

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  6. Coco Di says:

    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving kind words! Your entry for this week’s challenge is lovely. I love the last photo -coffee and sea! Looks a perfect combination, my addiction of coffee and love of the sea! What a delight! 😀 Have a good time!

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  8. writetowag says:

    Such a lovely post in every single way!!!! Those pics are so relaxing and I LOVE that song…timeless!!!! Hugs

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  9. Terry says:

    I had never read your blog until today, or maybe I have never read it as intensely as I did today. I knew by your words that you were a romantic at heart and a poet before I even saw your poem. You have so much talent. Continue to share with the world your gift. hugs

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    • likeitiz says:

      You must be a young-un not to recognize this famous song. I grew up with it. And yes, I’m dating myself. But even Robbie Williams has his own version of this song…

      Thanks for the compliment, though. Hugs to you! And your family.

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  10. frizztext says:

    La Mer = Heart & Soul = Beyond the sea = three interesting levels of developing a famous chord progress …

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