What Do you Miss?


The cue for Day 6 of Ivy's 30 Day Art Challenge is "What Do You Miss?"  When I started thinking about the people I long to see, the places that are special to me, and all the times of life that are sweet memories, I started becoming sad because they feel so far out of reach right now.  I decided to approach this differently and just focus on the one place that I that I really love to be and will return to one day, even if not as soon as we had hoped. 

This picture was taken at Galveston Island last October. I love it there! I love the sunrises and the sunsets, the ferry rides, the dolphins playing in the water, dinner next to the tall ship, fudge and ice-cream from the candy store, beautiful architecture, and most of all... a place to get away from the crowds and let the ocean wash my cares away.
 
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14 comments:

  1. I understand what you mean...I was raised in a city by the ocean and loved it, but moved after I got married, however, we lived on the west coast of Florida and enjoyed the water of the bay and watching the beautiful sunsets over the water for many years before retiring and moving to the middle of the state.

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    1. I don't think there are any prettier sunsets to be found, and so very peaceful!

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  2. The ocean is where we go each year, and i love it. Hope you can get back soon, Galveston is amazing!

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    1. I do too, I would be happy to go to the same place every year! From your photos, it did indeed look like you had a lot of fun on your last vacation there! I like it because it's low key, not quite so heavily touristed as some places. And the fudge is excellent! :-)

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  3. This is so perfect. WONDERFUL reframe of a topic that could have mafe anyone feel worse. Who doesn't miss vacation and the beach????

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    1. Thank you Zoë. For me it was important to differentiate the things we miss that we can look forward to doing again, such as seeing my kids or vacationing at the ocean, as opposed to those people and life moments that are kept in the realm of memory only. I don't dwell too long in that place, it makes me sad. Yet, we can say that we wouldn't be sad if it hadn't been so wonderful as it happened!

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  4. That sounds like a wonderful place, I hope you get to go again in the near future.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, it truly is, very relaxing, not too busy if you go after school is back in session, and I prefer it a bit cooler anyway. We will get there again, it's just a matter of being patient until work and finances allow.

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  5. I grew up just blocks from Lake Erie and I do miss the sandy beaches and rocks and water.

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    1. That's what I love, Patricia. I am not a beach bunny by any means, I love quiet places and beautiful scenery and the sound of waves lapping on the shore. It's very, very peaceful.

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    1. Yes, it suits me perfectly. Watching dolphins playing in the water is delightful, they are amazing creatures!

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  7. As close as we are to Galveston, I've never been. Laynie and a friend went last weekend. She really likes it there. I would like to go some day.

    I hope that you'll be able to go soon. Have a beautiful day.

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    1. You really must go when you can! Papa Bear had to convince me to go the first time, it was so much nicer than I expected, and it doesn't have to cost a fortune if you go after Labor Day. :-)

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