Friday, April 1, 2011

Seeing the Possibilities....the story of the Driftwood

Driftwood on the Kauai Coast

Do you sometimes feel lost? Like your just coasting along in the stream of life? Sometimes, speaking from my own life's journey, life throws its twists and turns and puts you off track so to speak....and you wind up feeling like you've lost your direction. But there comes a time when you have to just STOP! and look at life with a new outlook...look at life as "seeing the possibilities". For me, I usually come to those realizations while taking my walks in solitude when its just the sea and me.


Im always amazed when I stumble upon bits of driftwood brought in from the tide....it stirs my imagination....how long has it been adrift? where has it been? what was it before? was it part of someone's beloved home? part of a ship lost at sea? a grand tree toppled over by a storm? or as simple as a tree house that housed a child's precious laughter and memories....






Whatever it was years before...it is now something precious to me...some people find driftwood and cast it back into the sea ,seeing it only as a worthless piece of wood....but for me? I grab it, analyze it, inspect its grain , color and texture and see it as having possibilities. It inspires me.



Perhaps it can become a precious piece of art or simply just be a treasure to sit on my shelf and be a reminder of the turning points in my life....where I realized that no matter what waves of hardships I battled and whatever storms I had to weather, these have made me the person I am today and that life is full of possibilities and new beginnings.


(Driftwood at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, CA)


http://www.etsy.com/listing/71285173/driftwood-from-moonstone-beach-cambria

Driftwood
Broken by a storm, freed from my roots
I flow toward destiny where
new adventures await,
anxiously.
No longer a bystander of a rivers journey
but baptized by nature’s resilience
as I float, glide and fly,
joyfully.
My journey has shaped me uniquely
chiseled by jagged rock to beauty
whitened by the sun,
brilliantly.
Life no longer passes me by as I travel
napping in shadowed pools
dancing with the spray,
gratefully.
Where will my adventure’s end?
Does it really matter as
long as I’m still here,
naturally.
Author unknown

Here are some awesome creations from some Etsy artists who have the same passion as me :)  Enjoy!

"Driftwood"
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70802901/driftwood-bench


http://www.etsy.com/listing/34160152/rose-quartz-and-adventurine-on-driftwood

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45118829/natural-driftwood-sterling-silver-long

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