The ocean means so much to our local community. Whether it's simply taking a walk on the beach, going fishing, or as ocean athletes riding the waves and wind. Some people call their time around the ocean as "church". Some believe it "heals" them. Many of us are here in the Charleston area because of the ocean. How much have you thought about what the ocean means to you? I recently asked for some submissions and received these responses:
Eddie : The Ocean’s vastness is like the Gospel. A reminder that it’s not all about me.
The ocean ~ it's hope, community & so much fun. I feel rejuvenated everytime I go, worn out in a good way. It's lifechanging too. I live according to it's ways now, adjusting my routine as much as possible it's tapestry of wind & waves, freedom & strength that gives me hope. Feel very fortunate to be part of our playground that was here my whole life, but I didn't see it. So glad I found my home.
Unconquerable challenges, unlimited horizons - even though my own paddling goals are pretty modest, it's good to know what's out there.
“ Water is the essence of wetness. And wetness is the essence of beauty.” - Zoolander
It’s my refuge to escape the terrestrial world, to be with and without my thoughts.
It’s the place I feel most alive. Even on the flat days, it seems to respire.
Mind, Body and Soul. All three in harmony.
Beach Remnants LLC:
Everything. It brings balance & puts life into perspective, it's the perfect playmate, the best gift giver, and is soothing in every way.
An escape, mesmerizing, so much unknown about it.
Peaceful, powerful, mysterious, healing.
I searched for some famous peoples' quotes about the ocean and found these:
Anthony Kiedis (lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers who loves to surf):
The ocean is full of life and peace. It’s supercharged with energy. Full of ions and activity.
Gerry Lopez (Legendary surfer, Mr Pipeline himself):
There is a spiritual-ness when you actually get in harmony with something as natural as the waves and the ocean, and yeah, it is definitely a religious experience.
Laird Hamilton (Legendary waterman, innovator):
The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean.
Jacques Cousteau (the late great diver, filmmaker, environmental activist):
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Pablo Neruda (poet) - from the "The Sea":
I need the sea because it teaches me…
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