The Ocean is the most elemental…


The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. I have heard them all, and of the three elemental voices, that of ocean is the most awesome, beautiful and varied.

- Henry Beston


Quote Source: Thank you Rob Firchau @ Hammock Papers. Image Source: abirdeyeview

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  1. I love the ocean the ions help my body relax.

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  2. Toni Childs “Where’s The Ocean” – a must listen one of these days..

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  3. So peaceful one minute, so destructive the next…..such is nature. In spite of it all, I love living near the ocean but appreciate its power. And the sound is pure magic.

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  4. I have the best of both worlds where I live, with woodland behind me and the sea to my fore, but, yes, the ocean plays the most varied movements within one grand symphony.

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  5. There is something both soothing and fightening about sitting on the beach in front of the waves. (Pink sky?)

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  6. Something about the ocean that changes your mindset. A powerful beauty.

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  7. I love the ocean, but these loops are so frustrating. I know that wave will never make it to shore but I keep watching to see if it will. Looks like enough of a wave to go body boarding on. But, again, what if I never got to shore? Guess I’d have to ride the wave forever.

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  8. It’s a shame that I don’t get to hear the crashing waves much, one of the downfalls of living inland. But I guess it makes that trip to the seaside even more special :)

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  9. For me *Sea+Sky=Love* When I am with them I am often Freezed. Awestruck. Content. Lost.

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  10. I too have been blessed enough to hear all three of these “elemental” sounds. For me, the sound of rain always draws me. Many a time I have forgotten myself in the middle of a task because I heard the water’s call as it tapped across surfaces. Oh but we live on a magnificent planet that can provide our souls with such wonders :D

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