The Opposite

June 23, 2019

BW photograph of the pre-sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Copyright 2019 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

The previous post was about a trip to the mountains.  This is about a trip to the shore.  The geography could not be more different; however, the rationale for the journey was the same.

BW photograph of the sunrise behind a dune fence.

Copyright 2019 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

This particular trip involved arising at 1:00 a.m. to be on the beach before the sun was rising at 5:30 a.m.  The drive was well worth it as it was quite dark, quiet, smooth, and with very little traffic.  None of those factors applied to the trip home, but that is a story for a different time.

BW photograph of the pre-sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Copyright 2019 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Given our ancestral history (for example, please research Tiktaalikthis is also worth a read), there is something quite primal about returning to the ocean.  As such, the rhythmic, rolling pulse of the waves, a sensation you hear much before they become visible, creates a deeply calming effect, which is the same as a walk in the deep woods.  While I much prefer the latter as I have not ever made friends with sand, let alone the crowds that surely descend this time of year (indeed, shortly after these photos were made, this area became crowded with folks taking selfies with the sun), there is no denying the hypnosis of the ocean.

As an aside, I was about to write “sea” at the conclusion of the last sentence above as a means of varying my word choice-that would have created an inaccuracy.

Take care.

 

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