Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
This one took a 4 mile hike to get to, but was well worth the view….
Looking north back toward Bandon
That over these sea pastures, wide rolling watery prairies, and Potters’ Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like some slumberers in their beds; the ever rolling waves but made so by the restlessness.
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Looking north from Cape Blanco
Since it’s the westernmost point on the Oregon Coast, it seems to catch all the stormy weather head on.
Though it makes for some delicious scenes…
Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.
― Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
Beautiful clouds though the wind gusts almost blew me away…..
There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.
― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
A perfect day for a hike at Cape Blanco presented this lovely fungus specimen.
I wasn’t tempted to try it for dinner.
Want is a thing that unfurls unbidden like fungus, opening large upon itself, stopless, filling the sky.
But needs, from one day to the next, are few enough to fit in a bucket, with room enough left to rattle like brittle brush in a dry wind.
― Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never
The energy that comes with this explosion of surf is pretty incredible.
For a video of an earlier storm: (if you’re short on time, jog forward to around the 6:00 minute mark)
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe