Finding answers


“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
― Dr. Seuss

We’ve found ourselves in an inbetween place… a place where there are far more questions than there are answers. Where I’m finding to express what I feel I’m needing to allow myself to open the door to things I’d shut the door on. I’m finding myself lost in thoughts alot at the moment, memories of friends long gone and the nostalgia always brings with it a sense of longing.

I’ve found this void is best filled if the answers aren’t lingered on too much. If instead of running through my mind all of the things I have no solution for… I deal simply with the things that I can. Like where we are, how we live, and the relationships in my life that are here and now.

So Bo and I head to the beach at sunset. It’s cold still when the sun isn’t high in the sky, the water is choppy and wild with the end of an early spring storm… but there is peace here. The beach is like a bookend for me, it’s where i spent much of my childhood, it’s where I lived in Indonesia, it’s where I met my husband, it’s where I used to sit with Bo when she was a tiny baby under the shade of a coconut palm. There is something grounding and simple about feet in the sand.

We always feel connected here, Bo and I… as if it’s a place that we can come together and forget the tantrums and the arguments – to forget the stress and the lingering questions. Where we can just exist, together, as the sun goes down.

Do you have an escape?


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  • September 20, 2014 - 11:44 am

    jade - i too love, love, love the beach. i have 3 little girls (5, 3 and 4 months)and it is the one place where my little tornado (3 yr old) finds peace as well. it is a place where no one has tantrums. they literally just sit in the sand playing with water all day long until i decide it’s time to go and that is often a long time!ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2014 - 5:36 am

    Mama's Secret - I love the beach. I can really recall memories and think clearly with the ocean breeze, the sound of the waves crashing onto one another, and theres is truly something magical with the sand covering my toes…. That feeling… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Life With The Crew - I am a firm believer in the power of nature to make things better. It might not solve the problem, but it will help to put things in perspective. Just getting outside, a change of scenery, seeing a hawk flying overhead, or watching a beautiful sunset, is great for changing moods. And it definitely helps with tantrums (except for when it is time to go home)!ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2014 - 4:24 am

    lisa thomson-The Great Escape... - What lovely photos! And yes, I feel peace at the ocean as well. I love the Dr. Seuss quote, too.ReplyCancel

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