Thursday, November 30, 2006

Deep, deep in the Ocean

Some folks don’t like boat rides of any kind. They fear boats and boat rides. No one gave them toy boats to play with as children. No one told them of adventures on the seas. What they heard of boats were facts from history in school. What they remember are statistics of tragedies.

Some folks take boats for fun. They could never be serious about boating. They never take care with any boat they might use or borrow.

Some people enjoy cruise ships. Big hotels on water. They feel like they’re on land when they’re not. Similar people like looking through the glass bottom of a glass-bottom boat. They can see underwater, when they’re not.

Many people are content to stay on top of the water. They see only the surface, light reflecting, waves pounding the shore. Some can see just below the surface. Their eyes follow the light a few feet below. Some can snorkel deep enough to see the colors and colorful fish that live in the water below the boat.

Few want to go deep, deep down, deep in the ocean to know their own soul.

--me strauss Letting me be


Anonymous said...

I love water. I think boats get in the way.

When I go deep, deep down into my soul, I'm often surprised not only by what I see, but also what I hear and feel and touch. It's worth every ounce of effort it takes.

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi Dawn,
The experience is one that some don't know how to do. Some don't want to, don't need to. Some are fivolous and others are afraid.

I find refreshing and in someways healing.

Marti said...

It is always such a pleasure to take in your insights, darlin'.

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi ashwin,
I tried to write this to you earlier. Thank you for listening in to what I have ot say. I'm glad to see you here always.

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

Hi Marti!
I hope your visit means that your family is feeling better. I thinking that the folks I know are just like everyone -- we all find our own level. :)

Trée said...

So true Liz. Few do want to look deep into their own ocean. For me, however, I'm up for some Zen sailing, with you, anytime. :-)

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

It seems like it could be time for a little Zen tonight. Hmmm I'll just have to see whether I can whip some up for you. I'll look in the oven to see whether there are any cookies hiding there. :)

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

You cookie man, you.

Janus Torrell said...

It's not fear of my soul, I think I just watched too many shark attack shows. I am afraid Brucie the great white will disturb me while I am soul searching. I love looking at the reefs though at the aquarium.

"ME" Liz Strauss said...

When I see your name on a comment I so look forward to what I'll find. Your comments are just what I need to hear to keep me on this earth and knowing which way the wind blows. :)

Tell No One said...

Ahhhh.. Water. Land Impact Please :) hehe

I'm moving past this..soon. I'm far too stubborn to stay out of the water, I Love the feeling of the ocean. I started with Love, then I Feared. Water, Life, Everything. Now I'm breathe, to swim, to accept. Thank you for covering me in a blanket during the frightening nights, Liz.

Forever your friend,


"ME" Liz Strauss said...

gosh, I hear the joy!
My heart feels it. That's the gift more than repaid.