Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Sound Of The Sea













May I see the things in front of me as they are, not as I think them to be.

May I walk the steps ahead of me one at a time, not wondering if there's a map.

May I say the things that fix things, not break them further apart.

May I do what I need to do, not be distracted by what I can't.

May I dream of what I hope for, not of what I fear.

May I love you like I love you, not as any other, me.


48 comments:

Ciarline said...

Beautiful.. Beautiful

Dreamer said...

So true so beautiful, thanks for reminding us.

And may I be present every moment, instead of living in a past long gone or future that will never be....

sunnyprincess said...

i do love your words, how you describe your feeling, i can't say anything that sounds cool here, am just speechless.

cheers,

me

sunnyprincess said...

I do love your words, the way you describe your feeling and your thought. I can say anything that sounds cool here, am just speechless.

xx

sunnyprincess said...

I do love your words, the way you describe your feeling and your thought. I can't put anything that sounds cool here, am just speechless.

xx

Anonymous said...

Breath taking.

Anonymous said...

No no I don't want you tonight.

sheisiris said...

You can't go wrong (at least, not too long) with mantras like these.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dreamer.
Thanks for sharing, nature matters more.

AwesomeAmina said...

Beautiful and heartfelt, thanks Iain!

Anonymous said...

"Color can do anything that black-and-white can." Vincente Minnelli

Anonymous said...

"Why am I quoting something about colour photography on a site that's famous for black and white photography? I have no idea." - Me

delayne said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for this today. :)

Anonymous said...

-I want to die tonight. -
''I want to stop living.''
Suicide is not an option.
Shall I swim in the sea, my fragil skin exposed to dark, cold water.
I swim til the ocean has raced her salt of my skin.
During my 'trip' I realise I much prefer the adrenaline of I want to live above thoughts of melancholic thunder.
I don't want to die tonight but I will if I have to.
I won't take my own life, I will swim til the fishes beg me not to.

Nothing is gained when suffering is stopped by your own hands.
I dare you not to.

Eevee

Fizzgig said...

This is my favorite, as are you. Thank you for reminding me why.

shay said...

Beautiful. (as always)
Should be a daily mantra/meditation
<3

cartographerofyourhair said...

i feel myself lost sometimes, forgetting the fact that i should be grateful for everything put before me. that i should not want to be any more or any less than what i am.
i may love you like i love you; and even if that's not enough for you, i am no one but myself. don't forgive me, i'm not sorry for it.

missy. said...

by far my favorite thing you have ever posted. absolutely beautiful.

zonedin said...

Everything is so much clearer when I can see, hear, touch, taste and smell the sea. I am in love with the sea!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this, so much. I needed to be reminded of it.

Anonymous said...

Through your sun we shine just like the moon.
You are the ocean. Drunk on your waves.
The sound of the sea. Goes on and on forever.
Beyond me. Beyond you.
May I love you like I love you, not as any other, me.

Anonymous said...

This is incredible.
I feel comforted and reinforced.

Thank you.

Jon said...

I don't comment much on the photographs, but this is one of my favourites, and i don't seem to be able to stop myself from sharing.

This is taken in Norfolk, England, on a foggy day. The gradation of the greys is really interesting to me. Many of my teenage years were spent staring into this kind of gloom, being calmed by the lull of the waves.

The sea has always been a source of solace for me; i really feel for the landlocked. The elemental power, force, and fury of the oceans is the ultimate escape.

charissarocks said...

Nice one! :)

Anonymous said...

May I love you like I love you, not as any other. Only you. Just me.

Anonymous said...

I didn't want to be everyone's queen. Only yours.

Anonymous said...

Damn right you have no idea. Me.

Debra said...

I can purchase this as a print, including text and words, right? Please, please!

bea* said...

i know you get this a lot ; but thank you Iain. really thank you.

becomingherself said...

This is lovely: serene and peaceful.

I'm glad you're posting again now.

Anonymous said...

This reminded me a lot of Irish Blessings. "May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back..." Every post here is beautiful, really. Just so beautiful.

Best,
Mairead K.

Anonymous said...

Dear Poet,

At this moment in time, I love you more than I have ever loved anyone before.

Thank you,
Ani

Anonymous said...

I don't believe a man is capable to love a woman. Only enough to want to provide her and the kids yet not enough to stay faithful while believing in a fairytale-ending.

fml

I'm not capable either. ''To love you as you'' it sounds like freaking fantastic but in reality? let's face it, life sucks and if it didn't hurt you wouldn't have gotten the inspiration to write all this.

The only thing I believe in is God, not a thing that makes me smile, it's the thing that reminds me how wrong my life is or rather how wrong my sick thoughts are and how I can see the sickness in others aswell.

Healthy goodbye, I won't love you as you really are, you have to act, maybe fake some love sometimes.

Not a nice person.

Giancarlo said...

Thank You. I love reading this.

I love u said...

Incredible beautiful...

Blurs of Joy said...

I walk with a purpose that no one else can see, not even me.
I hold my head high with confidence that eludes me.
I laugh and sing with a happiness that is waiting outside in the hall for me.
I speak with fervor, of things that are so wrong, that I should feel so strongly about.
I dance with precision and finesse, each move well thought out and yet alive with life and emotion I have never known.
I cry with a sadness that lives inside me forever, the tears of which never leave my eyes.

Blurs of Joy said...

I walk with a purpose that no one else can see, not even me.
I hold my head high with confidence that eludes me.
I laugh and sing with a happiness that is waiting outside in the hall for me.
I speak with fervor, of things that are so wrong, that I should feel so strongly about.
I dance with precision and finesse, each move well thought out and yet alive with life and emotion I have never known.
I cry with a sadness that lives inside me forever, the tears of which never leave my eyes.

Anonymous said...

I seem to have just broken the one thing that means the world to me by what I said and did instead of fixing them. I did exactly what he din't like me to. I seem not to have seen things as they really were from the start. Insecurity took over me. And I seem to have been dreaming of what I feared and not what I hoped for. When I was younger, no matter the pain, when I looked at the ocean it would calm me down. But with this pain, I know nothing other than that one man who stole my heart can. I know that no other man may make me feel as happy, young, adventorous and mysef again. I have leant my lesson, but it is a minute too late.

Anonymous said...

Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I love you like no other for I have never felt love before...

I hope for what I dream of...but I am a realist...so I see things as they truly are...

I miss you already...

Broken

Free Spirited said...

I was looking through a lists of blogs my friend followed, The name of your blog caught my eye and decided to check it out. I'm glad I did, this is something I really needed to hear. I love you for this, even though this is my first time here. I'm looking forward to much more!
Chau<3

Savannah said...

No wonder I dream at night of being an aquatic species.

Anonymous said...

Saying this to myself, its saved a lot of fighting between my mother and I.
Thank you, voice of reason.

Anonymous said...

And I'll still be waiting for you to love me like you loved me...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saving me with your every single post.

bighandsome said...

I am a lucky man
standing in the light
of someone who loves me so much
these are the words she writes
my heart is splayed....I love you

Monna said...

wow.

garryjp said...

Seeing the wonder in daily routine. Thank you