Monday, March 09, 2009

Waves on the Shore

My husband and I used to enjoy traveling to the North Shore of Lake Superior and sit along the shoreline to paint. Sometimes we would just watch the waves and listen to the gulls. Somehow it was exciting and peaceful at the same time. The word that always came to mind was "timeless." No one really knows how long the waves have been hitting those rocks, how many people from how many nations have looked on in awe and wonder. It always makes me feel small. It also reminds me of some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs:

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

Dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance..

Because of family obligations, we haven't returned for several years, but I can still hear the sounds and feel the cool breeze on my face. When we go back again, and we WILL go back, I hope that it hasn't changed.

And, when YOU get the choice to sit it out or dance,

Rocky Shoreline
by Della Burgus
Oil 11 x 14
All edges painted, no staples show
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christyzee said...

very beautiful!

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dellartist said...

Thank you so much!