I have always been drawn to the ocean and the never-ending beauty of it. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a sunny day to visit the beach. Stormy weather and windy days can be just as pleasant. Especially when you can sit on a comfortable couch behind the glass, with a nice cup of fresh mint tea, and watch the waves roll in.
Scheveningen – The Hague
Scheveningen is a place like that, and I have to visit every year. Unfortunately, I don’t live close to a beach, but it takes less than an hour to get there. So that’s not bad at all. And the beach has something special that keeps drawing me back to it. It calms the mind, it relaxes me and while the waves come and go, they seem to take all the stress away.
I wish I could say I have always been someone who lived in the moment. So I could capture all the beauty of it and soak it all in. It took me years to figure it all out. I used to work in health care, took classed to get my degree and worked all the time. After I got sick ( I have ME and Fibromyalgia) I truly learned to live in the moment and became another person. Whenever I am close to the beach I don’t feel like the old or the new. I can just exist. And ass the wind blows in my face, and my hairs paint a picture in the sky, I learn that everything is fine, just the way it is.
The beauty of life is not defined by nature, weather or the people we surround ourselves with. It’s all of the above combined and the way that makes us feel. Because it’s not the pictures we take on a daily basis that keep our memories fresh and alive. But the feelings we have of a certain memory, person or place will. So I guess that’s why I love to spend a moment or two at the beach, with lovely company, or just by myself, watching the waves roll in.
Is there a beach you would love to visit?