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The shingle crackles and grates beneath my feet. The rhythmic whoosh of the waves fills my ears and the shrieking of a hundred gulls gives voice to the deserted shore
I am alone. Yet my companion, this beach, is here to wrap me in splendid seclusion. I am alone but I share my very being with the raw edge of nature.
I hear my voice though silent. Here my thoughts surround me. Here I am at one with myself yet enveloped by a greater force, one which allows me the freedom I crave whilst lifting me out of myself and cradling me in glorious isolation.
You echo me so perfectly!ReplyDelete
That's great great great great! Thanks SabinaDelete
"Here I am at one with myself yet enveloped by a greater force, one which allows me the freedom I crave whilst lifting me out of myself and cradling me in glorious isolation." <-- this line is my favorite. Powerful. Many amazing things happen when we listen to ourselves and revel in our isolation.ReplyDelete
That is one wonderful fiction.
That you so much for your kind words.Delete
Very nice, Keith - and exactly right for those moments of solitude by the shore.ReplyDelete
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My thoughts exactly SusanDelete
Thank you ClareDelete
one of your best. truly enjoyed it. well done.ReplyDelete
Thank you so very much.Delete
'the raw edge of nature' well that's interesting.ReplyDelete
That's how I see it! Thanks for dropping by once again.Delete
"The shingle crackles and grates beneath my feet. ... the shrieking of a hundred gulls gives voice to the deserted shore" and "Here I can think, consider, compose" are perfectly phrased.ReplyDelete
Beautiful mood piece!
Very kind of you Vojaya. Thank you.Delete
What a wonderful place to be. I would keep it a secret too.ReplyDelete
I'm not telling you where it is, that's for sure!Thanks.Delete
Lovely, Keith. This is really poetic. Well done. :) --- SuzanneReplyDelete
Thank you SuzanneDelete
Lovely Lines! Happy to have stumbled upon them ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased you did. Thanks for dropping by.Delete
Love the crackle of the shingle!ReplyDelete
..as long as you have decent shoes on! Cheers Liz.Delete
Keith, beautifully composed! My secret beach isn't a beach, but the Appalachian Mountains. When I'm there, surrounded by the stillness of nature gazing across the blue ridges my view can resemble an ocean before my eyes. The mountain peaks often push through the clouds appearing like islands in a sea, which reminds me so much of Cadillac Mountain on Mount Dessert Island in Acadia National Park. But, I get ever word you say and totally relate. That's an awesome feeling of reassurance to have a go-to spot that generates positive energy. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You have just created a wonderful picture with your words Cathy. It's great to have a sghpecial placeDelete
Wonderful, Keith. How can I have this secret beach. I can imagine writing there and actually getting something done! Nice one.ReplyDelete
I am blessed to live beside the ocean. I can hear it as I write this from my window. I don't have to walk far to be totally alone, with just a pen and notebook for company.Delete
What a nice place to be.ReplyDelete
I love this. I treasure my alone time too. In the fall, when I go hunting, I always take a pad a pen. Some of my best work was done while sitting on a rock in the woods.ReplyDelete
P.S. - I also liked the duotone effect on the photo - Russell
Thanks and thanks again!Delete
What can I say? If the writing wasn't lovely enough, hearing the author read made it a double treat.
One word of crit...not for your story really. I found it confusing to have to scroll through so many challenges. I almost left without reading and hearing which would've been a tragedy.
Thanks Rochelle. I did inadvertently put the URL of the blog rather than that of the the post on the link-up!Delete
This is a treat to read... wonderful imagery in that moment at the shore... I can imagine you sitting there writingReplyDelete
Its something I often do. Thanks for dropping by.Delete
Very, very beautiful. Places like this give us power back, make us feel alive. You managed to transport me there for a short moment, just by reading.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind words GahDelete
Oh yes - very nice. Definitely a place to become centred and refocused. Lovely description and feeling.ReplyDelete
It certainly is. Thanks margirineDelete
Nice addition, the voice recorder.ReplyDelete
You captured that feeling that you can only get on the shore very well. Your story hits all the sensesReplyDelete