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I Love the Ocean

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    Growing up in the Midwest

    and coming from very humble beginnings, I was 35 before I was able to see an ocean for the first time. I ran in the water, stuck my finger in and tasted the salty water. I could believe how salty it was. Since then I have never turned down an opportunity to visit the ocean. I...
    luv2fish luv2fish 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of natures true magnificent things.

    To sit close to the shoreline as the angry waves roll up the beach, and create a swoosh. Such a peaceful side of nature. Something that's been happening for thousands of years. I could sit and watch it all day . It gives me a reason to admire the beauty of nature . I'm not.a sun...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I cannot wait to hear the calming sound of this

    beautiful place. Just a little while longer. The ocean has always soothed me. Healed my wounds. I have responsibilities. They can wait. I need this for myself. For my own healing. This time the ocean is for me.
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love the way that looking at the ocean seems

    to put a lot of life in perspective!
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I wish I could breathe underwater

    and leave my home and stay in the ocean for the rest of my life. I've always loves the ocean and now it sucks getting older because then people judge your body when you go to the beach and my insecurities are keeping me from going to the places I love.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm freaking terrified of the ocean,

    but I like listening to it :))
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 2 Responses May 27

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    And Everything Suddenly Makes Sense...

    No matter the weather, whether the sun is shining and it's hot or it's raining and cold. No matter the location, the pacific, the mediterranean, the atlantic, the indian ocean. Being there at the beach, hearing the waves roll in, smell the salt in the air and on your skin makes...
    laleee laleee 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    I am from Hawai'i, born

    and raised! I love everything and anything about the ocean! It is so peaceful, calm, and full of beautiful creatures! I would spend everyday at the beach if I could! <3
    kaylanni kaylanni 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I love being in the ocean.

    It is the only thing that makes me feel calm and at home. Someday I will live by the ocean :-)
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I own a day-hours only cove in Montàna de Òro.

    My little stretch of shoreline is one of the few places I don't have to keep look out... No one can find me once the sun sets behind the cliffs and the people leave for good.
    SparrowSearch111 SparrowSearch111 16-17, F Feb 26

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    Inexperienced Curry Taster

    Notes from an inexperienced curry taster named Frank, who was visiting Phoenix, Durban from the U.S. "Recently I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a curry cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's...
    milander milander 41-45, M 3 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Seriously my therapy.

    The way the waves obey the moon, how the ocean dances solely for the open skies. How the water envelops my every curve as I submerge trustingly and willingly into my love.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Every time I stand before a beautiful beach,

    its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Ocean's Sunset

    I strolled straight forward  with white sand warming my feet. I am completely alone, with this place I discovered while driving back home. how did it started: I felt curious as I see the color of the ocean in vast horizon. I parked my car and started to walk my path on that...
    darkrosealterego darkrosealterego 18-21, M Nov 19, 2010

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    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 29

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    The wide variety of life,

    the beautiful sounds of the waves breaking on the shore, the sound of seagulls above, and the endless view. Whats not there to love about our endless ocean?
    ImminentDomain ImminentDomain 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    First day of vacation.

    Sunscreen on, sand between the toes. Boogie board's ready, waves are calling. Salt water in eyes being tossed to and fro. No better place I'd rather be than seeing this wave crest in front of me. Other women, mature, "sophisticated" women lay on the beach. What grand...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I find this song so powerful,

    oceans, by pearl jam. To me, it's about love of the ocean and also at the same time a metaphor about love for your special someone :) The perfect love song in my opinion! Hold on to the thread. The currents will shift. Glide me toward you. Know something's left. And we're all...
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    The deep blue water Sucking me in My thoughts

    swim past me All that's left is my soul Gently dancing under the waves All my worries sink to the bottom As I float no where near them Feeling the playful splashes against my skin My heart smiles and turns sapphire
    vvebcame vvebcame 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I enjoy swimming in it

    and just admiring the wonderful feeling of weightlessness as you're immersed in the water.
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 11

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    I feel like you can think clearly.

    Going for a run on the beach or just sit there an watch the waves crash.
    jaceyyhere jaceyyhere 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I might be the only one

    but I have some type of connection to the ocean it sounds really weird but I just love the ocean.
    megan1247 megan1247 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The ocean is so pretty!

    It has pretty blue water and hot sand, soo many sea animals(like sea turtles:), seashells, big fun waves, salty water, fresh, oceany, amazing air and you can swim in it! Such a great place to be!
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 13-15, F Apr 27

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    There Has To Be At Least A River Close To Where I Live...

    Whenever I am too far away from water I feel like I am literally drying out. I just love the sound of wind and waves, just love to look out into the wideness and vastness of the ocean. It just feels great to look at the horizon and feeling that when there's so much space in this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    Every wave tells a story,

    bringing new ideas and experiences to the fore. When the sun shines, the beach is a glorious place, reflecting the sun off the water. When it is dark and rainy, it is full of anger and passion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13

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    The ocean is the one place

    where i feel relaxed and calm, i work on the ocean and live near the ocean and i couldn't live away from it
    kings7777 kings7777 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Sitting on the stairs just reading

    and relaxing. Wanna join me?😇🌊🌊🌊
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27

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    I love ocean life..my dream

    as a kid was to be a marine biologist. I remember going to this huge aquarium, it was like a dream land for me. The jellyfish, stingrays, octopus, belugas, everything! (I was sadly caught in the splash zone heh) 🐠🐟🐬🐳🐙🐚🐢
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Nobody likes going to the beach with me

    because I'm way out in the waves the entire time. No sun tanning. No sand castles. Just cold, deep, wonderful ocean.
    polythenejam polythenejam 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I could just stare at the waves all day!

    The way the ocean and the beach makes you feel is incredible! It's unreal!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Warm All Aglow...

    I love the ocean. Something about the water and the breeze and the vastness of everything… the ocean, time, space, even ourselves. The sunset colors, their reflected hues, reflected and reflected, again and again. The calm entrance, warm all aglow, self-idling in the "...
    IamIam IamIam 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Home

    A business trip took me home recently. I suppose it's not really "home", as the place I live now is the same city I have lived in for the majority of my life. But coastal North Carolina is home to me. Has been from the moment I first arrived there. I lived there for four years...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 18 Responses May 18, 2012

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    The Ocean And Me .....

    The ocean has a story in my life I love that fresh air The beautiful sounds And the wonderful waves.... The ocean is the place Where i go to think clearly To calm down To feel pure again When ever I get hurt from the inside .... I go to see the ocean ... Because the...
    Hope1001 Hope1001 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Waking up to the ocean is the most peaceful

    thing that's ever happened for me.
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 27

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    Home On The Sea

    I've flown back to the states for a week or two to deal with personal business. It is the first time in 20 months that I've slept on land and not curled up in the aft cabin of my boat. It took me 3 days to fall asleep without the familiar sounds and movements of the boat. I...
    Adriftin Adriftin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    The Ocean Is My Therapy

    I have been living on the beach for 12 years and I wouldn't change it for anything.  My job allows me to work out of the house, so in the summertime I can take swimming breaks and go back to my computer refreshed.  There is something soothingly hypnotic about the color of the...
    vitabeata vitabeata 56-60, F 11 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Ocean....

    I gilded through crowds of life, To reach u.... Running along.... Feeling the wind.... The wet sand between my toes... I listened close.. I heard your wavering voice I opened my eyes.. You lay there, restlessly... Dense, heavy and blue.... Glowing in the sun.. Taunting me with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    For most of my life, I grew up in Santa Cruz,

    California. I lived right by the ocean and all I ever wanted to do was go down to the boardwalk and watch the ocean. I loved hearing the waves crash against the dock, the sound of seagulls flying over, and the smell of the ocean was one of my favorite aspects of it. It felt like...
    SavannaJade SavannaJade 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I Need The Ocean

    I'm going through some really hard times in my life right. It would be so nice to take a few days and travel to the ocean. To be able to sit on the beach and just watch the ocean. I need that right now so that I can know my problems in view of something so large and massive are...
    magiceyes28 magiceyes28 36-40, F 28 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I always feel mre alive at the ocean.

    My thinking become carer and Im excited about life!
    mzbtch mzbtch 46-50, F Jul 6

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    I recently walked on the beach by the ocean.

    .. It is truly one of my best friends. It is always there, always comes back to me and I find it so calming and yet energiZing. I will tell my family is like some of my ashes spread in the ocean... Aaahhh .
    LoriLynnMoncrief LoriLynnMoncrief 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    A big old storm. The incredible power of the

    waves. Walking the beach and feeling the energy all around you.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 27

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    I view the ocean like I view love I yearn

    for it and think it's beautiful but at the same time I'm afraid of it's power and seemingly endless ability to change your life it you get consumed by it
    mufasa1905 mufasa1905 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    im the ocean, im the sea,

    there is a world inside of me.
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I love sitting on the beach in the sand

    and listening to the waves. It's so calming. Soothes the soul.
    Becks2 Becks2 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    I was born by the seaside

    and I came of age with salt on my skin. Every weekend my mother would take us to the sea, which has always been no more than 15 minutes away for as long as I've lived here. Playing in the white sand on the beach, snorkeling with turtles in the shallow clear waters. Body surfing...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    The roar of the surf,

    the salty breeze, the sand between my toes, the cool waters, breath king scenery. I just love walking along the beach, staring out to sea and thinking. I feel at one with nature and the world and feel so calm at the ocean's edge...
    Exoi Exoi 41-45, M Feb 20

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    I live in New Zealand there is ocean all around

    me, live two mins from four amazing beaches. :)
    lucycoco lucycoco 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    Peaceful Shores

    There is something wonderfully comforting about being in the presence of nature’s tranquility surrounded by peace & solitude. Fresh breeze rushes past your skin as you sink your feet into the warmth of bare sand. Calm silence throughout a tropical ambiance, your eyes search the...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    The ocean was as blue as any other day. It sparkled like the night sky. The pedals of the cherry blossom slowly fell. Everything is circulating, the seasons are changing. Blossoms...
    DiegoKishimoto DiegoKishimoto 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    The Amity Affliction- Don't Lean On MeLet the ocean take me...You've gotta know kid that it ain't easy.To take on all of your grieving, yeah you gotta believe me.Well don't lean...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F Jul 20

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