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The Ocean Waves

by Holly Bortisser  
9/19/2010 / Travel

So much power in one simple wave. The most extreme God created wonder.
Whoever thought up the "7 Wonders Of The World" is out of their mind. Or should I say IN their mind. You can't contain all of God's millions of wonders and beauties in 7 things. In fact, only 1 out of 7 of the "Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World" is God created. The rest is created by the hand of man. It's not just impossible to narrow it down to 7, it's pretty much wrong!
When sitting on my rock in Monterey, I feel charged, nenewed. Like nothing I've ever experienced away from there. Jumped full of power. When I'm on those rocks, snapping pictures left and right, I feel as if I can spread the power of God. Taking pictures is more than capturing a memory, it's capturing a dream, a wonder, a life so different but so like us, somuch room to be free, yet slamming against the edges to get out.
Everyone is so caught up in living their lives and carrying on, that we rarely stop everything to drive a couple of hours to discover the world. We don't know what's at our finger tips! We can travel, experience, marvel, awe, and thank God, for the wonderous beauty that surrounds our tiny worlds we live in.
When someone says "the beach", you think of a sandy shore. when someone says "the ocean", you think of the vast, deep, blue that leads off into nothingness. but what do you call the place where turquoise water breaks over boulders that make you feel like you own the world when you're on top of them? What do you call the place where power, strength, and grace meets unmovable? What do you call the place where wonder collides with curiosity? Didn't get an answer? Of course not! Because there isn't an answer! THAT is one of the places where God can grab your heart and show you emotions that you've never felt,and now that you have, you can't live without them. You crave them. Like I crave photography. The photography that grows inside you. That lights a fire in your sould and you fall into an everlasting love with natural creations and the Creator of them.
They say you play with fire, you get burned. So if you play with crashing waves, you get swallowed by foam. Standing on the top rock of the biggest rock formation there, it takes your breath away. It gives you a sensation as water crashes on every single rock around you but yours.
Imagine this: top rock, the people on the shore are specks. The sea scent fills your nose. The best breeze in the world fills your skin and blows your hair back. You stand up straight and tall. You feel weightless. Your skin tingles. Water breaks below the rock next to you and sprays up and onto that rock that is level with yours. You remain untouched. You shut your eyes.You know at any moment, water can splash up your rock. Why would you move? Especially if you had your eyes closed, you'd never know when that certain wave would hit. It's the thrill that you get from it, right? You hear water breaking below you, you are falling into a trance by that soothing sound. You stand for a while more. You ease yourself down until you're sitting on the edge of the rock. You dangle you're feet over that rock andjust soak up the recovery. Great picture, right? Dropping down to the bottom rocks, to where the water washes over them, I stand and stare at the little crabs scurring away from the human. The water rises just for me, just enough to be able to feel the chilly, salty, foamy, clear water between my toes as it sends chills up my spine. I wonder how it could get any better, then I feel my camera in my pocket and ta-da! Better! Foam forming around the bottom of a rock (click!), I skip from rock to rock. Weird spotted Urchin (click!) Weird striped Urchin (click!) Gary from Spongebob (click!) Gigantic snail thing with a neon orange stomach (click!) Wave breaking over a rock in front of me (click!) Water rushing towards me (click!) Seagulls perched all over a small rocky island (click!) Water flowing over the top of a rock (click!) Just snapping picture after picture of water breaking over solid black rocks. Taking photos of live, dead, broken, beat,wonderous, massive, powerful,renewed, crawling, scurring, swimming, foamy and drenched. Things so beautiful and amazing that you know instantly that they could only have been created by Most Powerful, Most Creative, the Lord of all the Earth!
Why wouldn't it be? A wave tossed in the ocean is no different than US tossed in this world. God's breathing creation meeting foot to rock, foot to wave. Lung to sacred ocean air. That's not even the full way I can explain how it feels to be in contact with something so precious yet so easily contacted.
we shall not ruin, pollute or destroy our Lord's waters for we shall love,commit and fall for them. Let them captivate the world as they have captivated me. Held me prisoner to their grace and strength. Something us weak humans will never contain.
Shall we have enough bravery and love for God to preserve his blue span of creation? Yes we shall, for he has had enough bravery and love for us to give his son. And for we think we are so tough and brave, now prove it! Keep the ocean as it was when I experienced it today.

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