09 October 2012

Water on the brain?

There's something about being by water that I find very restful and calming. (I am sure Freudians would say it has something to do with being back in the womb.) If ever I have troubles on my mind, a walk by a river, a lake or the sea seems to put them in perspective and I can breathe freely again. When my father and then Greg died, a walk with the dog around the lake in my local park used to help no end. I love to hear the sound of water lapping against the shore of a lake, water rippling over stones in the river, or the waves pounding over shingle on the beach.

After my recent fiasco with the roof problem, I was very much in need of some therapy and a week at my mother's by the sea was all I needed. Of course I was busy doing her garden and other chores in the pouring rain, but there were also some nice days to take in the sea air and relax.

5 comments:

Nota Bene said...

Yes...the lapping of the waves on the beach is truly relaxing...hope frayed nerves are now calmed

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It is a lovely sound, especially when it's gentle and the sun is shining. Hope things have calmed for you.

CJ x

Kit Courteney said...

I love the sound of lapping water, too. I bought the future Mr C a fancy pants bedside radio for his birthday that is internetty too and has 1000s of very strange stations. One that we love falling asleep to is simply the sound of water coming into shore. It's lovely!

(What a lovely part of the country to get some R and R - hope it helped).

Kelloggs Ville said...

I listen to relaxation tapes that are just the waves lapping. Very soothing indeed.

Flowerpot said...

I have to be by the water which is why I live by the sea - glad you've had a bit of a breather Addy.