Friday, March 14, 2008


I've been meaning to post all day, but never quite got around to it. Surprising, considering how mellow today was overall. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the sheer number of thoughts and ideas running through your mind at once? It becomes a deafening cacophony that makes your head ache as thought it might explode from the inside. I've had occasion to wish I had one of those pensieve contraptions like Dumbledore in Harry Potter. To be able to extract a portion of the thoughts from my very full head for safekeeping and further perusal elsewhere. Unfortunately I very much doubt that J.K. Rowling will be mass distributing those any time soon. The next best outlet is writing. Streams of consciousness work best for me when my mind is this full. The trick is making time to sit down and put pen to paper, or keys to page. I've intended to put my paper journal to use for the past two weeks at least, but by the time I might pull it out, sleep wins the battle for my attention. Constantly busy weekends don't help the cause. No "me" time, which I am in desperate need of. A trip to the beach to listen to the waves, someplace calm and safe. I love just going to the beach at any time of day or night and listening to the sound of the crashing surf. There is something relaxing and therapeutic about the sound. Second best is the fountain in the courtyard of my apartment that lulls me to sleep each night. Reminds me of the sound of the falling rain, and I always sleep better when it rains. I think everyone needs their place of escape, someplace to go and collect their thoughts, and simply be.
This sounds like a reiteration of my last post. I guess it's just something that's been on my mind for a while, since I've been going much to quickly to take a breath and pause, escape to the beach. I definitely need to recharge my batteries and get some of these renegade thoughts out of my head.
The picture is one of my many ocean shots. This one was taken last summer in the later afternoon at the beach with my coworkers from the summer. We were there for team building activities, followed with mouthwatering s'mores. The clouds add a sense of peace that fits what I've been rambling about for the past ten minutes. And the fact that I'm rambling is my cue to get off of the computer and get to sleep. But I'm heading up to my parent's house in the morning and I didn't want to go all weekend without a single post. I'll get back in this habit soon. And I promise to come back and add in the photo specs later, but at the moment I'm much too lazy to go get them.


Erin said...

As always another beautiful shot. I love stopping by your blog and seeing such beautiful photos. This one does say serene. And yum smores and I hope you get some "you" time.

Jaina said...

Thanks Erin. The visits actually motivate me to keep updating. As you can see I clearly slack off quite a bit. I'm working on it. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, love this picture. I know it's kinda grey and bleak, but I love the water, no matter what.

Jaina said...

Thanks for the nice comment! It was at the end of a fun team building exercise at the beach last summer. We were gathered around the bonfire to make s'mores, and the weather was starting to get stormy. It was a lot of fun.