the energy of waves

Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.

Waves are born on the wind, they live in the deep ocean where their power grows, and then, eventually, they die.  Waves die of old age.  Waves die as they crash upon the rocks. And, waves die softly and quietly as they gently caress the shore.  In the end, everything and everyone dies.

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end.  ~  Shakespeare.

Waves are not objects like pebbles, or rocks, or cliffs.  Waves are living things, more akin to clouds, more akin to trees, more akin to us.  Waves are fascinating to watch, and waves are both science and art combined.  Waves are filled with powerfully energetic emotions.  Waves almost have personalities.

From time to time, one must release the grime built up inside them to free their emotions like the ocean.  ~  Suzy Kassem.

Just as sound is not made of air, waves are not made of water ~ waves are made of energy.  Waves do not move, only the energy within the wave moves.  And energy is the mysterious force that binds everything in the Universe together.  The movement of energy creates everything; the stars, the planets, atoms, life, relationships, love…

An understanding of the power of waves helps us to understand ourselves.  Throw yourself against a rock, and you will break.

The energy within a wave is always changing, yet always stays the same.  The energy within us and within our relationships is always changing yet always stays the same; relationship energies may move from disinterest, to desire, to love ~ and sometimes back again.  In that way, our lives mirror the dark power of the waves.

jack collier

photographs taken with a Lumix




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22 responses

  1. I would love to be near a beach just to see the ocean and hear the waves

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    1. Peaceful and mysterious. 😉


  2. I haven’t been to the ocean for … at least 20 years, I think. I used to love to just sit for hours and listen … just listen. Beautiful post, Jack! Hugs! ❤

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    1. I love being near the sea. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. I always did, but it has been so long … I always took comfort from the sound of the waves … could sleep on the beach as nowhere else. But it’s been a long time … life has a funny way of interfering. I also love the woods … so much peace. I think, in reality, I just like anywhere that I can get away from people for a time. Lots ‘n lots of hugs, dear Jack! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      2. A hug is the perfect gift ~ one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it. ~ Ivern Ball
        ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. Wise and powerful words. Beautifully written.

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    1. You made me smile. 😉 ❤

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      1. Glad to hear that the truth doesn’t always hurt, but can also bring a smile. 😉💙

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  4. our waves were 90 degrees yesterday…bath water with the salts 🙂 lovely images Jack ❤ and most excellent post ❤

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    1. hahahahahaha Thank you. ❤ ❤ 😉

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  5. GraiceLil Escapegoat | Reply

    I want to snuggle and relax with waves of the Pacific, NOW.

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    1. That makes both of us. ❤

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      1. GraiceLil Escapegoat | Reply

        Let’s go.

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  6. Absolute perfection. ❤️

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    1. Thank you robynbird. ❤ ❤


  7. I saw your first shot and thought you had been with me tonight!! And our water is too damn cold, too-

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    1. I would love to have been with you. ❤ ❤

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      1. Wandering around lovely places with people who appreciate them is always a good thing. Besides, I bet your camera wasn’t dropped in a pile of sawdust, which filled the lens with dirt and debris so you have to crop those out of the photos you take. (run on much???LOL)

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  8. What interesting and profound thoughts about waves! I shall have much to ponder on the next time I swim in waves.

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    1. Thank you.
      You wouldn’t swim in the waves here…. far too damn cold. ❤ 😉

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