Why the beach theme for this blog?
Because it’s my happy place.
We all have one that serves as a refuge from life’s chaos. It’s where I go to escape and rejuvenate.
I first heard the term “following sea” in the Crosby, Stills & Nash song Southern Cross. In boating, the following sea refers to a wave direction that matches that of the boat.
This makes sailing much smoother and is one-half of the expression “fair winds and following seas.” It’s often used as a celebratory toast to commemorate a new voyage.
I wanted the title to express the purpose of the blog. Life is a voyage, full of personal choices that either encourage or discourage a following sea.
I like the analogy between how the circumstances and people we meet often create either calm or rough water. How we navigate those waters largely determines the course of our lives.
Like the changes that occur each day, the rise and fall of the tides bring changes to the beach.
The seashells, unique in their differences, signify the people we encounter.
Various types of objects and debris wash ashore each day, some beautiful and others not so much.
Invariably, these are the changes that create the landscapes of both the seashore and our destiny.