Sleepy Little Coastal Town of Rockaway Beach

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I loved everything about being in Rockaway Beach, Oregon for a week. The houses; the ones that I had been meticulously cared for, battling against the elements of the harsh salty air.

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IMG_9458 I could even forgive the architectures for creating boxes. I could live in a box, even a shoe box if it’s on the ocean like this one.

Being on the beach is always filled with Joy. Seldom, if ever, do I witness negative behavior. Of course, being on the beach in the Sun does change the spirit of things, but true beach goers don’t let rain get them down.

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The ocean is so rejuvenating. IMG_9333It’s time for play. To watch. To reminisce. To walk hand in hand with no purpose but to just be. To watch. To admire. The world is such a magical place and the beach is like the cherry on top of an amazing ephemeral Sundae.

IMG_9077I met a lot of people. I hadn’t seen a Rhodesian Ridgeback since my childhood when I used to do doggy care for a neighbor. So sweet; at least in my limited experience.

img_9267-e1505659635577.jpgBeing on the beach reminds me to just go with the flow. Ride the wave if I have to, though most of the time I ran away. I did walk in the water once, but it was far too cold for my comfort levels. Maybe next life I can come back as a Seagull or Gull and enjoy hanging out, though I don’t imagine it’s as easy life. Unfortunately, I witnessed the cruelty of life as well as the splendors. IMG_9102

I thought of a lot of metaphors for the beach. All of the pebbles and rocks on the beach reminded me of a large mattress. The Gods or Goddesses mattress. Do they even use buttons on mattresses these days?

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The ocean reminds me that everything comes and goes. There’s always something new to see on the beach.

IMG_9292Things get battered and beaten in the ocean; some come out shiny and smooth after the experience. Some a bit chipped and banged up, but just as beautiful.

Every time I go the beach, I tell myself, and those around me who can stand to listen, I have to go back more often.

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