The Ocean Song
The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
― Christopher Paolini
Ellen is an ocean girl. And clearly I’m a mountain guy.
So I planned a trip recently that I hoped would offer the best of both worlds… the Pacific Northwest Coast.
It really didn’t disappoint.
But I was surprised at how deeply I too fell for the ocean song.
There’s more to the music of the sea than just the crash of the waves.
Or the melodic ebb and flow of the tide.
There’s the distant surf rolling and rumbling faintly. Steadily.
The chatter of the seabirds.
The gentle sway of the tiny creatures.
There is a sound to the light. It carries all of these other notes of the sea to create one grand song.
And when the sun drops beyond the horizon, out of view, the symphony doesn’t end.
In fact, the orchestral crescendo begins to take shape with soft colors and the gentleness of the breeze.
This is where the song takes shape. This is where the minor key takes hold.
It is primal song. And it is one that I will forever try to capture, impossible as it is… it hangs just out of reach in the air around us and passes through us tenderly. It tells us that we are not alone. That this is not all by chance.
It reminds us that every song has a composer.
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