I really do love the ocean !! The smells, the colors, the sound...everything. It is such a peaceful place to sit and contemplate life. I like to go when there is no one else there , so I tend to stay away during busy summer days. Or, I go there when I am stressed and just watch the waves, and listen to them crash on the shore. There is something mysterious about it. I often wonder about what lies past the horizon. What are people across the Atlantic doing as I sit here ? I also have great respect for the ocean. It can be beautiful, but so powerful. I thank God that I live so close to the water. I can't image living away from it !