Water and Stone

I had a hard day yesterday. They come and hit all of us some times right? We all have our fair share of these days. I went down to the Ocean and watched the cold, cold water run up and over the rocks, and then slide back down the slope of the shore line and cliché as it is, this wonderful rocking was so comforting to me. I looked at these perfect soft looking round stones and was touched by the constancy of their battle against the elements. It is exactly this struggle that has formed these beautiful shore line. Without this battering that these rocks have been getting for the past 30,000,000 years or so it wouldn’t look nearly as soft or refined. So I am hoping that with the battering that life has been giving me, that I will get a little softer around my edges, and a little more refined in the way I engage the world. Here’s to hoping!

 

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About Seth Jacobson Photography

Living in Rhode Island and a bit obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on February 20, 2011, in Abstract, landscape photography, Ocean photography, portrait photography, Wedding photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is an amazing photograph! I especially love your descriptive passage about the stones. Life can surely be a challenge, and your words are very comforting in relation to my own life right now. Thank you for sharing! It just reminded me that I need to get back out and do some photography (my hobby) myself. it is truly a wonderful means of self expression. You have an incredible gift.

  2. You are so right, Seth. The ocean has a way of putting the present troubles of one’s life into a more calming perspective. I have also sat at special spots to watch and think about the continuity of the ocean’s movement, happening on shores all over this planet, when it’s behaviour can be both predictable and unpredictable. I find great comfort being there. No matter what my troubles are, or what is going on in the world, I find hope and encouragement in knowing that at least as far as I know, the ocean continues to do what it has always done, and to smooth out these stones rough edges. Man and modern times may have messed up parts of the ocean, but they haven’t been able to change the consistency of the tides. There’s hope in that. I hope your troubles go out with the next tide and thank you for this capturing this moment to share.

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