Day 5 – Between Two Worlds

img_8867On my beach walk this morning I realized I was walking between two worlds.

Where the ocean and land meet.

Then I thought about how perhaps we all are walking between two worlds.

Or many worlds.

And perhaps those worlds are only different perspectives of the same world.

The ocean and land are part of Earth, but each yield a different perspective of the Earth.

Religions are different perspectives of spirituality – perhaps – or different perspectives of how to control people.

The water was extra soft this morning. The waves a little less powerful. The sand melted under my feet. There seemed to be less ocean trash.

I wondered how at this very minute there could be so much hate, violence, and injustice happening in other parts of this Earth.

The sun came up behind scattered clouds, a few sunbeams escaped and painted pinks and oranges on the popcorn clouds above me. I felt peace. I felt at peace. I prayed for peace to calm the anger that resides in our hearts.

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Today is the beginning of a new world.

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Day 3 – Monofilament

A predawn walk along the beach is a great way to start the day.

I always like to look for treasures washed ashore at the high tide line. Typically, I’m looking for critters like sand dollars (which I found a few weeks ago on a beach walk with my niece at Ocean beach in San Francisco ).

What caught my eye along the beach at Kailua bay wasn’t biological, like coconut shells or seaweed. It was marine debris.

Garbage…


Yes, it is a fact that we humans produce a lot of garbage and some of it ends up in our environment. 

Yes, it is overwhelming to see the big pieces and all of the little pieces. 

I knew I couldn’t pick up all of the debris, but I had to do something.

 

I decided to pick up monofilament (the ball of green-blue plastic thread in the picture).

Read a bit about it on Wikipedia

I’m not going to solve the ocean trash problem alone, but I can help. Every bit counts.


Oh, I did find a critter – pufferfish (been dead for a while).