Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? Or not so exciting but worth a mention?
I watched the sun go down, and the moon rise. I mowed, because mowing is an almost everyday thing here at the ranch. I took a walk on the beach, and I watched the World Cup final.
All in all, it was a good weekend. A great balance of work, play, and relaxation.
M and I went to Chincoteague Island in Virginia yesterday to hang out on the beach and watch the latest NASA rocket launch from Wallops. We gathered on the bay side with a few hundred other people and marveled at the flash from the rocket and the sonic boom that washed over us.
We learned one important lesson yesterday. Do not go to Chincoteague on a Sunday. They must have Sunday to Sunday beach house/condo rentals because the line of traffic going to the island was miles long and at a standstill when we left around 2:00 PM. We got stuck in our own line of traffic going out, mostly because of all the folks still trying to leave the NASA visitors center after the rocket launch.
The ocean waves were playful yesterday. Too small, really, for surfing of any kind, but lively enough to make them frothy and fun.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The weather continues to be hot (90’s) and humid. Even the breeze has a little trouble with the thick air. That’s what makes visits to the beach so wonderful. The temperature is usually at least ten degrees cooler, and the sea breeze and ocean are always cooling.
Well, that’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope Monday has been kind to you, and provided you with a few refreshing moments. I was going to suggest meeting at the Point for sunset, but it’s so hazy that I’m not sure sunset will be worth the trip down there. Not that it’s all that far (about three miles), but last time I was there the bugs were pretty horrible. The air was hot and wet and still, just the way the bugs like it. I suspect it will be the same today. Maybe we should watch it from the comfort of the screened in porch.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Talking with my father this afternoon; a pot of rooibus tea; the support of friends; a lovely morning meditation; time to sit on the porch and enjoy the breeze.