Thursday, February 18, 2010
Always the same. Never the same.
While it can be counted on for its permanence, the fascination also lies in its ever-changing nature. Every cresting wave is unique. The colors vary. The wave patterns change. The wealth it deposits at high tide is its own surprise. What it reveals during low-tide is a similar treasure hunt. The varying light of the morning, noon, and evening creates a stunning, continuous picture show.
I often wonder what lies beneath the beauty of the waves. What parallel universe exists hidden by the depths? We may occasionally enter this mysterious world by means of s.c.u.b.a. or snorkel, but all it really does is pique my curiosity about the components I don't see. We can survey with binoculars or telescopes, thrilling as we catch sight of sea lions and whales. But that really only reminds us of all we cannot see.