Saturday, March 10, 2012


photo of the surf at rockaway beach oregon by Nancy Zavada

The ocean's power is immense and during a storm you can feel it even more strongly--the deep sound, the frenzied movement, the air of electricity.

We use words to describe the ocean's power such as destructive, unforgiving, angry and crushing which leads us to believe this power is "bad."  Yet, we are drawn to the sea to watch during storms and find the power quite beautiful ("good").

In reality, the ocean's power is neither good or bad, it just is.  The ocean is simply doing its daily duty of coming onshore as it has for millions of years.  It is not until we label it good or bad that we begin to associate emotions with the power.

How funny we humans are about power.  We crave it, we fear it, we love it, we hate it, we worship it, we run from it.  Power always evokes strong emotions, yet power itself is neutral like the sea.

How different this world would be if each of us knew our own power.


  1. Nancy,

    Your clarity is such a joy to read. I love the directions that the words point to, and for that I am grateful.


    1. Thank you, the blog is a labor of love. In fact, it isn't even a labor.

  2. Your photos are wonderful! So are your posts!
    I'm a local too, and was down at the ocean Monday looking for the biggest wave I've ever seen. Maybe next time.


    1. Wonderful, a fellow local! The wave on in this photo is among the largest I have seen, but I am always on the lookout for the next one! Thanks for following along and commenting!