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I Could Sit and Stare At the Ocean All Day

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    Sitting On The Dock

    When I was younger (likealmost 30 years ago) we lived in Coos Bay, Oregon.  My step-father couldn't get a job, in a sense.  He supported us by taking us out on the docks, and loading crab nets with chicken parts, and reeling in the crabs every hour.  Made a pretty...
    MichaelDuMaine MichaelDuMaine 36-40, M 51 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    I Was Reared In The Center Of It All.

    If you jumped off the mountain at Big Bear Lake, you would land where I was born at the foot of the Rim of the World Highway, in East Highland. This was a fertile Valley of Orange Groves, Avocados, Chicken Ranches, in a Bedroom Community in this peaceful valley. Everything you...
    RojoJeepNut RojoJeepNut 70+, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Already Did

    That's pretty much what I did last Tuesday....I was feeling a bit angry for a few good reasons so I grabbed my things and went to a small beach sorrounded by rocks on a very cloudy and cold day....all I did the rest of the day was stare at the water...the hypnotizing movement of...
    TurbulentDiffusion TurbulentDiffusion 22-25, M Oct 15, 2010

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    In fact I do when I get the chance.

    The silence in such commotion is unlike anything else.
    phifer phifer 22-25, M Feb 25

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    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    I just got back from a vacation visiting my father close to Ventura, CA. He lives a street away from the beach and I'd taken my fiance and son there. Neither had seen the beach or ocean and I felt like I was seeing my best friend years later. I missed the ocean....I missed the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2011

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    I Could If Only

    I could if only I had someone to share the experience with. I'd love to just sit and listen to the waves, and watch the gulls (and cormorants and other birds that I don't know the names of, lol.) or the sunset perhaps.. and chat a bit with someone nice.. preferably someone I...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jun 13, 2012

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    Picture It

    Ocean breeze in my hair. iPod on Sand in my toes Sun on my skin Watching the peacefulness of the ocean. I also enjoy watching the storm roll in.  There is just something so serene about it.  I could do it all day.
    ShatteredOne ShatteredOne 31-35 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Ocean Therapy ..

    I actually had the opportunity to do this once. I sat there the quiet on this day was so peaceful . It was away from traffic , roads , people .. and early in the morning ...I heard the water , my breathing a few seagulls and that is it . There was a profound stillness that...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    I Really Could

    Theres something that the ocean does to me that I cannot explain. In fact its just the mere element of water, really. But the ocean has always been one of those go to places for me whenever I had the chance to visit the beach. I'd literally spend half the day in the water and...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290 18-21, F Mar 4, 2012

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    A Moment In Time .....

    in an otherwise busy road trip .
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Have Always Felt At Home Near The Water

    I literally could sit and stare at the Ocean all day long,it brings me such peace. The thought of being so small and knowing that God still knows how many hairs I have on my head ,and all my hopes and dreams in the vastness of the Ocean just makes me feel, more loved. I love to...
    beachykeen beachykeen 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Miami Beach

    I used to live in Miami and I would go to beach all the time (before I had my kids) and just sit and stare out at the ocean. I would close my eyes and just breathe in the freshness of the ocean breeze. It's just a very spiritual place to be when meditating on the beach. It would...
    lostnmydreams lostnmydreams 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    I could sit and stare out at the ocean.

    It's almost as blue as my eyes XD And tres soothing. Last time I just looked out at the water here and watched as Sunlight danced upon the water so hypnotically ~_~ Chan ^_~ Brain: ~_~' Hector: That's Beautiful SquirrellyChan O_O Me: Thank you person I don't know ^_^ * reserved...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 1 Response Feb 25

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    First Episode

    Facing the Sea  and hearing the sound of the waves as I am writing this.. The first moment I can recall when I start recognizing the life was when I was 5 years old.. What I was doing ? cleaning the house that embraces 12 members. Every Early morning before the sunshine , I rush...
    AlexiaHiller AlexiaHiller 26-30, F Jul 6, 2013

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    When.

    When I finally move to California. I'm going to take one day, just one day to just sit at the ocean. All day I will just sit and stare and take pictures. One day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    I Am Victim Of Child Abuse

    I belong from Pakistan, Rawalpindi. I was 5 years old when my sexual abuse started. My grandfather use to take me in his room and play with me. He use to slide his fingers in me, pull my little chest, kiss me on lips and force me touch his private parts. I was too young to...
    punished76 punished76 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F Feb 7

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    You. Me . & The Ocean

    Sometimes I wonder if my true love really is the ocean. I feel so disconnected to people. I find them so mechanical, so boring, so typical. I want more to life then the typical relationship. I dont want to settle for anything less then fairy tale, but most people dont think thats...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2012

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    Peace

    I've had two occasions where I've been near the ocean..and it's probably the most peace I've ever felt...although being in the forest has to be a close second. On the one occasion I was stuck in Mexico. My grandmother's health had suddenly taken a turn for the worse, and I...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    So Close Yet So Far Away

    I live a little over an hour from the ocean and in my life I think I have been to the ocean less then 10 times. I am sad about that I like to go and look at the water and just enjoy how pretty the water is and the beach is right next to it. I love ocean towns too. They feel so...
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F Jul 26, 2010

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    When I'm older, I want to live next to an ocean.

    It's sheer immensity is breathtaking and utterly beautiful. One of my life goals is to learn how to surf! I've also been scuba diving before, in Mexico, and I'd love to see the Great Barrier Reef.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Calgon

    Watching the waves come in on the beach is like taking a Calgon bath. Its a peaceful and relaxing experience. It can help you to think straight and put affairs in order that were a jumble in your mind. It can carry you away and put you at rest. The water is a great therapy for...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    Just Lose Yourself...

    Every time I see the ocean, I get this feeling. I could stare at it for eternity.... It's just so beautiful :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    LOOK At The Ocean And SWIM In It

    Yes I also love to look at the ocean in all its different colors and moods, but I'd much rather jump in and SWIM in it all day when I can. I used to take entire days, arrive at the beach around 7 AM with only a gallon jug of water, then swim out past the pier, up and down the...
    kulshady kulshady 41-45, M Aug 1, 2013

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    No Title Required.....i Couldn't Think Of One.

    Brighton beach - England Margate beach - England Little Hampton - England Barry Island - Wales Karachi, Clifton beach - Karachi, Pakistan and the streams and lakes in Northern Pakistan These are the places where I've been and felt most at peace, I think an artist can go and...
    iWasExpectingYou iWasExpectingYou 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2011

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    The Ocean Seems To Be Saying "sit And Take & Break From The Rat Race"

    My family had moved to an ocean side community in July 1969.   I was seven y.o.  My parents made plans to visit the beach no less than three times a month.  We had a moderate size family pool in the backyard from Harrow's'( the swimming pool specialist).  But nothing can...
    fonna fonna 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2011

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    I love the ocean it amazes me!

    everything about it the way it moves the colors the sound and all that lives in it:) now i want to be at the beach lol
    daniellefeather28 daniellefeather28 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Well...

    Well maybe not all day but most of the day. And I'd probably need something else to occupy my mind. If I was sitting with a good book I could definitely do it. It was also help clear my mind I think. The ocean is, or can be, a very peaceful thing. It would be nice to just be...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Feb 4, 2012

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    Peaceful

    love to sit and watch the waves and hear the waters music the birds talk its beautiful. growing up i have always wanted to live by the water and i still do maybe one day i will
    wtkat wtkat 31-35, F Oct 23, 2008

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    From The Shawshank Redemption

    Andy Dufresne:  You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific?   Red: No.   Andy Dufresne: They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory. When I sit and stare at the ocean, I feel like it takes my memories...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    The ocean is just such a calm thing to watch.

    Plus, if I am sitting and watching the ocean all day then I wouldn't have to deal with any problems, because thinking about problems while sitting and watching the ocean is not allowed.
    aylehn92 aylehn92 22-25, F Jan 12

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    Soothing Memories

    When I visited my grands in countryside for the weekends, I always look forward to go at the beach and spend time there. It's been about 10 years since I was able to do that since I lost my grands... It just bring back soothing memories
    mysticallyinvisible mysticallyinvisible 18-21, F Jul 4, 2011

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    Every Day For The Rest Of My Life

    I swear I have sea water in my veins. The happiest time of my life was when I lived at the ocean. We had a four storey house at the top of a gorge going down to the sea. Our views were unrestricted and endless. My children were at school and kindergarten. Since they finished an...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 12 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Fond Memories

    When I was a kid I used to live near the ocean, and would often rush home after school, hurry through my homework and then run the half block to the ocean, just to sit there until the tide came in. I also loved to toss bread crumbs at the seagulls, then chase them!!
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 Dec 28, 2011

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    I Imagine Life By Sea

    sometimes i think if i spoke the words out loud or wrote them,they would be lost to the world since no one really cares. But i really wish i could live by the sea and feed on it through my eyes there is something abot the waves the way they crash on shore,as if looking for a lost...
    wideyed19 wideyed19 18-21, F Jan 30, 2013

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    Sitting on the rocks,

    watching the waves coming in, a fine salty mist in the air, listening to the singing of seagulls while a foghorn can be heard in the distance. Along side of the ocean is a place where I can relax, be in awe of nature and forget about my troubles.
    asidea asidea 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I Could Sit And Stare At The Ocean All Day

    I Could Sit and Stare At the Ocean All Day Alone, in misty ocean air, Amidst the shore, I sit and stare. Fathomless realms of endless blue- Reflect the love I still hold for you. A love seemingly never-ending. Ever deeper in depth descending. Dazzling in the sun by daylight...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 11 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    Jamaica

    I'm going to Jamaica soon so now that it's 5:25 PM in Somewhere, Massachusetts and a dull gray sky and with a half empty cup of coffee at my couch-side table i picture myself in a self- made sand-chair in Jamaica staring out at the open ocean as far as the eye can see and just...
    taurusbishop taurusbishop 26-30, M May 4, 2012

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    Morbid Thought

    But..... I have always thought that when I die, I would like to be outside laying at a beach.......yeah I know , weird lol
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2010

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    I Can't Sit And Stare.

    If I'm near the ocean, I can't just stare, nor sit. It's better than mud in Kansas. You must play. I love to walk with the breaking waves. I love to snorkel with the native fish. I love to dive with the local Masters. When I no longer crave to play, then I stare at the ocean and...
    melong melong 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2011

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    Then Revenge Story

    As the day goes black, the city is calm and quiet. One night, a family getting ready for bed has a visitor to soon find out their worst nightmare has come true. A little girl, age of 5 sees her mother, father, and brother bleed out, she screams from the sight and runs out crying...
    BaileyJean14 BaileyJean14 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    It Is A Spiritual Experience For Me

    Each and every time I go it's about meditation and a spiritual experience for me. It is when I can hear God's voice upon the waters. Just watching the waves roll in and out, thinking about how powerful that water is and how it has taken many lives and saved many lives. The...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Could Even Stare All Day Standing Up!

    All that power, all that calmness, and that beautiful voice that sings for me. It's so beautiful
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    10.10.10 And The Cetacean Family Of Light

    I sit by the sea and watch - follow the link to find out why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeZnz7ZUMlk peace, love and light
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Without The Ocean, I Feel Homesick.

    I live on the island of Oahu, the main island in Hawaii. I could sit and stare at the ocean all day. Something about the ocean just seems to calm me when I'm at my lowest or just having a very bad day. The ocean is my escape when I feel that I can't take life anymore. I...
    Lady808 Lady808 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    The Ocean And Me

    I don't know how to swim, but I love the look of the ocean. MY family lives near the ocean, and sometimes, my older or younger sisters take me down by the water. I like to pick up seashells and play in the sand. ((Authored by a 15 year old autistic girl, transcribed by her...
    daisy41500 daisy41500 16-17, F Nov 1, 2012

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    Well i could easily spent any day in bed with him <3
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    Showered and now for some fun w my beautiful wife !
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