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
    56-60, F
    Sep 12, 2013

    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, 2015
    emotionlessbitch emotionlessbitch
    13-15, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    god how I miss the ocean.

    it's been to long since I've seen it.
    mandybear29 mandybear29
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    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
    Dec 25, 2014

    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, 2015

    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 :-)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 11, 2014

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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, 2015
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    with the waves, coming,

    coming... over, over, the waves. crush on the sand and on me
    msvanish0 msvanish0
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    Spent a winter in the Florida Keys one time.

    House was surrounded three sides by ocean.
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    Absolutely love to just seat on the beach,

    especially at night. It's just gorgeous 😍✌️
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    I strangely have lost my fear of the ocean deep.

    I want the darkness. I embrace that darkness.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 1, 2015

    I like to sit on the beach

    and stare into the dark waves under the moonlight, just thinking to myself. The thoughts I never share seem to run the deepest. At those times it's as if the sound of the waves hitting the shore represent life crashing on my existence, it can either make me or crush me under the...
    DonRex DonRex
    22-25, M
    Feb 8

    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
    51-55, M
    Sep 15, 2014

    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..
    EndlessDreams22 EndlessDreams22
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    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
    TerranceLeota TerranceLeota
    18-21, M
    Feb 6, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2014
    Gian422 Gian422
    18-21, M
    Sep 15, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    The ocean is calming

    and the way you feel at that moment in front of it is the way you are supposed to feel every day of your life, every second of every day. Remember that feeling, always try to stay in that place. Never let anyone take it from you- it's the ground of your being.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    Aug 8, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    It's beautiful! And what do you know?

    You may run into some dolphins
    cotygal123 cotygal123
    16-17, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    The ocean...I miss the California air.

    My happy place. I could surf and be out there all day. Relaxing, forgetting everything
    jcelli jcelli
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2014
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