Tuesday, May 22, 2012

salt in our blood



We had our first beach trip of the year. (I was pretty much withering after not having had a dose since October). We were gone for an entire week--no computer, no internet, just consistent sunshine and tans and amazing food.

I finished seven books. BLISS.









"All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, 
and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. 
We are tied to the ocean. 
And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back
 from whence we came."
-John F. Kennedy



We went to the same weird, cute little house that we went to almost exactly a year ago. I had memories of reading school books typing up the rough draft of my graduation speech.


I wish I hadn't remembered how awesome pudding was. The addiction got really out of hand.


Me, my sunburn, and my pudding.
















I've been trying to read Augustine's Confessions for a super long time, mostly as a deep-book-that-I-actually-got-through-and-therefore-feel-empowered, but then I finally started reading it and BAM--it's amazing! It's glorious how something from so, so long ago is so eerily relevant and applicable.



This is my elephant rock. ♥



Of course there was a daisy laying on the beach. (?)





Major creeper-fish. I guess it was dead, but one can't be sure.



And then I came home to sun and green and my computer and my cork board and everyday life, which is tougher than reading for hours, but is also very, very good. 

33 comments:

  1. Be-e-eautiful! Let's go back. :-)

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  2. My friends and I went to the beach last Saturday. We literally only got to stand on the beach at Seaside for ten minutes or so but it was so worth it. I've missed the sea. <3

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  3. These pictures are gorgeous, beaches are so relaxing to be at! xx
    -Jianine

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  4. Oh I wish for beaches... books and good food. And sunshine.
    But oh - alas! Haha, we Aussies are headed for Winter. :) Thanks for sharing your sunshine! xx

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  5. Your photos make me miss the ocean!! And the creeper fish made me laugh. ;)

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  6. I really love the daisy photo! Wish I could live close to the beach...

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  7. Great quote, awesome pictures :)

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  8. Beautiful photos! I went to the beach last weekend with a friend and it was lovely! I really do need to get there more often though!

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  9. The beach is so lovely! I'm glad it was fun, and that you got to read lots. Reading always makes holidays extra nice.

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  11. Great Pictures! You really captures some good moments! Sorry to hear about your sunburn!

    -'Till The Stars Go Blue

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  12. I really love the beach!!! You did a great job with the pics. Which beach do you go to?? We are going to be going to the beach this summer too. The beach has to be the best place on earth!!

    Great post

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    1. we went to Lincoln City (on the Oregon Coast). yep, pretty much! :)

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  13. I want to go to the beach with you like you have no idea. Also, pudding is just grrrreat. All your photos of Bethany just crack me up. I want time to read like that again...ahh, that sounds so fabulous. And I'm a creeper, because I totally recognized the house you stayed in from last year. ;)

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  14. I'll have to add Augustine's Confessions to my list. :) Were you also reading It's (not that) Complicated? I'm just finishing that up. SOOOO good. :)

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  15. This was an amazing post. I just love reading your blog! Glad you got to go to the beach ;)

    xo,
    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  16. Isn't Augustine's Confessions sublime?!? One of my all-time favorites.

    And how did you like A Praying Life? We just finished it in Sunday School, and man, it really impacted my life in a big way.

    Lovely beach, lovely house, lovely you :)

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    1. yes! can't wait to read more of it. :)
      super, super good! wow.

      thanks! ;)

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  17. you are taking beautiful pictures, my dear <3

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  18. It has been way to many years since I last was on an Oregon beach. So beautiful! :-)

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  19. Beautiful pictures. Glad you had a fun time.

    There has not been enough beach in my life lately...crossing my fingers that gas prices will go down sometime soon! :-)

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  20. I love the beach, and it looks like you have a fabulous time there! Your pictures were marvy. =)

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  21. Every one of these pictures is absolutely stunning -- especially those on the beach!!

    xx,
    Liz B

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  22. Sounds like such an awesome time :)

    ps - you have a lovely blog.

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  23. Oooh! Such pretty beach / sunset photos! =)

    Thanks so much for the follow! I really appreciate that. =)

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  24. I love the beach and your pictures! Thanks!

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  25. Such. Beautiful. Pictures!!! Just gorgeous.

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