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I Could Sit and Stare At the Ocean All Day

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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 Sep 12, 2013

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    Actually, I'd prefer to mosey along the

    shoreline. Slow steps, I walk barefoot with a camera in my hands, watching the gulls glide overhead, watching the waves crash towards me and feel the icy water skimming my toes, my ankles. I don't care that it's only 40 degrees. I don't mind that it's windy and that the sun is...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Oh how I would love too,

    right now. I need the serenity...serenity now..,,serenity now....I should be happy, I am welcomed here. I feel trapped, it's hard to breathe around so many people. I don't like it, they're going to give me gifts, and although it's so warm and welcoming I have a very hard time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Is anyone else scared of swimming in deep water

    where you can't see the bottom?!? It's just something weird I've always been unsure about 🌊☔️🌁
    edenfw edenfw 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    As I'm writing this I'm currently on vacation

    with family down in saint Augustine beach Florida. Love seeing, hearing, and feeling the ocean itself.
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M Sep 15, 2014

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    It makes me think and I love to think

    and It helps me realize my life is great I just have problems if also makes me think about the great things in life but the thing I love most about it is I get to live my future in my head and hope it works out like that
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 18, 2014

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    Yesterday the i had interesting experience

    when i was in a beach .with couple of friends. I'm afraid of deep waters. I Was covered n barried in the sea show. By them. For 10 mints, only a small hole for breathing . It's felt scary at first. Later I felt relaxed.there was nothing After that the air hole got blocked by...
    Outlookingtheworld Outlookingtheworld 26-30, M Aug 8

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    I really could. Just sit in the sand

    and stare off into the distance over an ocean. It's so pretty. Especially when the sun is setting and the wind is blowing in your direction but not super hard wind just enough to give you a cooling breeze that is inviting and makes you want to stay there forever.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    A person who does this,

    is at rest with Mother Nature and also has the patients to listen to the waves and watch every direction the water moves with the wind.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30, 2014

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    It's beautiful! And what do you know?

    You may run into some dolphins
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M Sep 15, 2014

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    I am missing Greece so much already.

    .. The best part of the break over there was waking up at the crack of dawn while everyone was still sleeping and walking down to the beach, which was right next to our apartment... And while most mornings, nobody whatsoever was there. Just that alone time, right out in the ocean...
    MyHeartIsMyLight MyHeartIsMyLight 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    To me the vastness of the ocean is a reminder

    of God. So deep and imeasurable. Last time I went there it was to scatter some of my 22 yr old son's ashes. He died of drug overdose 5 months ago. His favorite song was by Florence and the Machine, "Never let me go" we played it at his funeral. I see the ocean and remember him...
    Gr8terlater Gr8terlater 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    god how I miss the ocean.

    it's been to long since I've seen it.
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I like it. It gives me a sense of serenity.

    It's an escape from reality. It takes me away from the hectic city I'm living in. My mind is at peace when I just sit there and stare out into the ocean. All my worries and pain would disappear for a bit..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    The ever lapping sounds of the foamy waves

    crashing into the sandy shoreline lull me into a tranquil relaxation hardly ever achieved anywhere else
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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    walking along the coastline on the east coast

    is one of the most spectacular experiences I've had. feeling truly grateful that I get to live in this beautiful province!
    Lauralu89 Lauralu89 22-25, F Jan 12

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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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    hisangelicbaby hisangelicbaby 18-21, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Meditating about life.

    ..such a bliss.Waves,breeze,nature sounds and my feet playing on the sand.Lovely.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    Walking along in the white silky sand barefooted

    and looking out over the pristine blue water, a shiny object glimmers in the snowy white foam of the soft unceasing waves, floating a few feet from the meeting place of the sand and water. I approached it questioning in my mind, what could this be? As I walk in to the cool...
    letsexperience letsexperience 56-60, M 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    sleeping in a tent on a hard surface makes you

    realize how old you are getting when waking up, but going outside your tent and looking out at the view of the bay makes it sooo worth it
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    OMG yes I would. I would buy a house on the

    beach & have my bed facing the ocean. 😍
    moonela moonela 26-30, F Jan 12

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    I feel the ocean calling.

    ...the only time I feel at peace is when I'm standing beside the water. when I was little we went twice a year religiously. now I'm lucky to see a picture of the ocean.
    TheGypsyGirl2015 TheGypsyGirl2015 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    emotionlessbitch emotionlessbitch 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    It's easy to let the mind become calm

    when under the trance of the oceans waves. It's easy to welcome clarity with sand between your toes. It's easy to get lost in the feel of the warm sun kissing your skin, melting away stress, fear, and negativity, leaving behind a blissful serenity.
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Jan 12

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    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F May 2

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    I am absolutely in love with the ocean <3

    The experience is amazing.... The nice breeze, the smell of the ocean and the sound of waves crashing against the shores is so hypnotizing! My dream is to live near the ocean :-)
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11, 2014

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    And some days I do...

    . Because I can. Not skiting but I'm just so so lucky & grateful that I can. :) This place is special. Our family house is on a hill with clear view of the sea & cliffs. Stormy days are the best! Dawn over the ocean is just amazing. Moonlight dancing across the sparkling water...
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    Spent a winter in the Florida Keys one time.

    House was surrounded three sides by ocean.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    The breeze of ocean..

    Yeah.. Watch the sunrise and when it sets. How the Rays would shine and blind you with its beauty. It brings so much joy and peace to me..
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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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, 2014

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    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    TerranceLeota TerranceLeota 18-21, M Feb 6

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    watching the ocean is like looking at home.

    I come from an islad and everytime I hear the waters it takes me back to my home.
    TerranceLeota TerranceLeota 18-21, M Feb 6

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    Absolutely love to just seat on the beach,

    especially at night. It's just gorgeous 😍✌️
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F Jun 24, 2014

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    the waves reaching toward you.

    the light reflecting. the seemingly endless water moving living. the soft sounds. I could get lost in the water and not care. let all the worries wash awau
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8

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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 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 10 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    I can just stare at the waves crashing against

    the shore and just meditate.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I am getting the TGV South this evening,

    before sundown, so that I will get to Nice by midnight. I have keys to my parents home, and it's not too long a walk from the station there. I am looking forward to it very much, and seeing them both. It has been a while since I have been home. Nice will always be home to me. I...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses May 23

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