Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Coastal Walk

If you are a designer or you use the Adobe Creative Suite in any way you'll know what I mean when I say I wish I had my eyedropper tool yesterday. Brooks and I did the coastal walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach on the East coast of Sydney. It is about 7.5 miles in total. We twisted and turned, up stairs and down, cliff after cliff, bench after bench, dog after dog. Surfers braving crashing waves. Us with sea spray in our face and the wind in our sails. On a bright sunny day the water is magnificent variations and shades of iridescent and piercing blues. Color that cannot be expressed or recreated in print or mind. Pantone's got nothing on creation, though they give it their best shot. It is a powerful thing, standing atop a brutally jagged rock face watching the tide crash in, dancing its aqua dance and taking its bow with the swirl and whirl of white sea foam.

We paused for lunch at Bondi Beach before making our trek back to Coogee. Brooks had a chicken burger and I a classic burger. We sat facing the beach and the majesty of the South Pacific and before we received our food Brooks leaned in to me and asked "do you ever feel like we are just on one big vacation?" and I leaned in and said "yes, I do." And we smiled.

Sometimes the beauty of the day and all that is in it is so good and rich and I feel it so deeply. I wish I could capture it and bottle it up and stick it on a shelf in my heart, never to be forgotten.


You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12

Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created. Psalm 148: 4-5

Monday, June 7, 2010

Yellow Bird

Sweetest card from Brooks today turned my frown upside down.