Archive for May, 2011

the return

no matter where in the world i am, when i can feel myself going a little bit wild (and not in the good wild kinda way), i find grounding and peace by returning to the sea

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me…
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sea calls – come live in my heart and pay no rent…
~ Unknown

Salty air rushes past
the wind whips at my ear’s.
Echo’s of a shell story
curls itself into my hair
~ from Whiritoa Child, by Amiria Grenell

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
~ e.e. cummings

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen

Kia hora te marino
kia whakapapa pounamu te moana,
kia tere karohirohi i mua i tou huarahi.
May calm be spread around you
may the sea glisten like greenstone and the
shimmer of summer dance across your path.

~ Maori blessing

where do you go when you need to slow down, rest, spend time getting reacquainted with -or listening to- yourself?


leonie wise is a regular contributor to gypsy girls guide
(photos from usa, new zealand, uk, portugal)