If you look closely or zoom in you can see the rather large, Brown Pelican. He sits amongst Brandt’s and Double-crested Cormorants, or at least that is what I believe them to be from the little bit of research I did. They sat there faithfully everyday, undisturbed by the surfers and other ocean dwellers. The early morning fog provided an alluring yet peaceful backdrop, revealing the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains ever-so-slightly.
The ocean was quite, still and the light reflected a glass-like surface, but closer to the cliffs the ocean roared, reminding all of her power. Maybe reminding us all of our own as well. Not just our power but our duality. The yin and yang of our nature. The soft and the rigid, quiet and outspoken, introverted and extroverted. Neither right nor wrong but more so useful and useless at different times.
Insight to my duality;
You may remember me mentioning having returned from our road trip with no internet connection nor a company to service us. I may not have mentioned the last part as it took many phone calls and hours to conclude we just were NOT getting wi-fi so I settled for the hotspot connection on my cell phone. It worked well at times and others not so much. I ended up spending a late night at my in-laws to upload photos so I could make a post. However, I took it all for granted and pouted about having this inconvenience interrupt my privileged life. It’s not to say I don’t understand that this can be a real issue (especially these days) but looking back while also knowing deeply what I value, it seems so trivial and useless to have allowed myself to feel so off kilter and so
damn dependent on something non-essential. After taking a couple of hikes, not just away from the computer but into nature I was reminded of what connection really feels like. I could have saved myself quite a bit of stress and internal conflict (had I meditated, ha) by staying grounded.
So here I sit conveniently at home on a wi-fi network shared by a close neighbor laughing at how foolish I was just a week ago. Things either get worked out or you work them out.
Happy Sunday friends!
May your week ahead be calm, prosperous, and wonder ~ filled ♥
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