Moments of Quiet

 What is it about the ocean that draws us to it?  It can be as silent as a meditation or thunderous with crashing waves. It can be brilliant in blue, somber in gray or inky in black. It is ever moving even when there doesn't seem to be a breath of air or current touching it. It is deep even in its shallowest places. It can be transparent to the point of exposing grains of sand at its base or opaque enough to turn back our attempts to see its secrets. With all of that, I always find moments of quiet, of peace, of wisdom with the ocean ... a place to share my thoughts, to rest my soul.