The Beach Rocks

Well I'm cruising low and I'm cruising mean,
Well I'm cruising slow in my dream machine
-Stray Cats

But the winds could not erase
the memory of your face
     Beauty Queen, Roxy Music

Launch yourself on every wave

Reverie - the gift of an hour

 je ne sais quoi   - an indescribable or indefinable 'something' that distinguishes the object in question from others that are superficially similar.

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky 
Sweet child o' mine

"Their whole life was the sea, the sea, and their boats. So in celebrating their deaths- yes, you can say celebrating, they used both. The family's of the great Viking would put the body of their loved one on a ship cover it with straw and then as the sun was setting cast it away into the water. They would light huge bonfires on the beach, and then the Vikings would light the tips of their arrows in the bonfire and shoot them at the ship. Ah it must have been so beautiful, fire on the water. Legend has it that if the color of the setting sun, and the color of the burning ship were the same then that Viking had lead a good life, and in the afterlife he would go to Viking heaven. All night long the Viking men, women, and children watched the ship with the body burned in the water. By dawn all that was left was ashes, complete obliteration, carried by the currents to the four corners of the earth, fresh, and beautiful, and vanished completely, like a dream."                                                                                        -Rocket Gibralter


Sand and Slate

 Nature has always been an inspiring muse. I was remembering days at the beach in Union Pier MI, and collecting images that inspired that color story. Take a look at the amazing treasures that sand and slate combined create. Jewels.

"The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." 
So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return."       
-Milan Kundera

   "The moment you give close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." 
-Henry Miller

Looking back you realize that a very special person 
passed briefly through your life, and it was you.                 
-Robert Brault

" I don't care what I see outside. My vision is within!
Here is where the birds sing! Here is where the sky is blue!"                   
 -A Room With A View

"Never withdraw from life"   
-Diego Rivera

                              Velvet Morning
Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.  
-George Bernard Shaw

 Nothing is more necessary than the unnecessary.                                          -Life Is Beautiful


Summer's Orange Glow

She comes in colors everywhere; She combs her hair - She's like a rainbow 
-Rolling Stones

I have the world's largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world... perhaps you've seen it.     -Steven Wright

 for whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
it's always our self we find in the sea
~e.e. cummings

May be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things           -Elvis Costello

A color is as strong as the impression it creates.       -Ivan Albright

"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches."           -The Princess Bride