Do you know there are people who think it is pointless to move to the seaside, unless you are a surfer?
Do you know that this very sentiment has been expressed to us, since our move?
“Do you swim everyday?”
The haughtiness drips.
My personal response?:
You don’t need to swim everyday when you have a view like that.
There are many ways to enjoy living by the sea. Yes, one of them is to swim in it. Other things can be the calming effect of just looking at the water; walking by the water; and taking your daughter to the park where the water looms at you from below.
There’s a meditative aspect. It is soothing. It is spiritual. The beachside locale usually means a community feel is present, a real authentic and meaningful connection in all that you do, and the places that you go.
And of course, there are the water views such as the above. Living by the water you can be assured that there will be some kind of spectacular sunrise/sunset visible in the horizon, and fortunately for me, on this side of Port Phillip Bay, it is the latter. I am not a morning person.
In the warmer months we swim in it, and in the colder months we appreciate it.
That is called BALANCE.
And it is striking to me that at this, the coldest time of the year, the sunsets have been beautifully drawn and more amazing than what I would have imagined them to be at Winter time.
And that my friends, is called WONDER.