Friday, August 5, 2011
Flat Water on the Beach Behind Seminole Golf Club
Looking through old photos, I came across this image from 2006. It isn’t one of the most beautiful or unusual photos I’ve ever taken. However, it does show the Atlantic Ocean on a calm day with a slight land breeze. When that happens the ocean turns into a big lake with small waves, sometimes no waves at all. On this particular day, the water was also at its most transparent turquoise and teal, a crystal gem gracing mother earth’s breast. Locals call these conditions, “flat water.” I’ve often wondered what evangelicals mean when they say they talk to God, because I can’t. Never the less, on a day with flat water I can sit on the rocks of the ancient reef, gaze into that smooth crystal-clear void and allow myself to be swallowed up by the universe.