1 of 52, Year of Ocean

January 12, 2014

“She walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
Just like she’s walking on a wire in the circus
She parks her car outside of my house, takes her clothes off
Says she’s close to understanding Jesus
She knows she’s just a little misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal when she’s nervous”
~ Counting Crows

Sunset Beach, Malibu – a week ago.

That Counting Crows song haunting me for a few weeks now. Love that record, perfect for winter. H and I went to the beach after spending a few vacation hours working. I wasn’t watching the waves though – I was searching the breaks for dolphins.

We spotted a small pod, maybe 3 to 5 of them, their gray fins lifting out of the waterline the way Ferris wheel cars sail up into the air and glide back down. Watched them move up the coast until they were small specks. H said his colleague saw a whale the other day.

Wow. To see a whale…

We only stayed for an hour, but it was worth it. I’m thinking it’s going to be worth it every time.

**See all of my Year of Ocean

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  • Reply rebecca garnett January 12, 2014 at 4:48 am

    What a brilliant idea!! I might steal it! I love the beach but it is always at the bottom of my list. Which is crazy given how much the sea air, sand under my feet n the sound of the ocean makes everything ok. Thankyou for this blog n for the inspiration x

    • Reply justine January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Yes! Please go for it – keep me posted if you do get down to the ocean. It’s such an amazing thing for the soul. xo

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