Relaxing Day at the Beach

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‘Posing in Front of King Neptune Statue’

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‘King Neptune’

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‘Beauty by the Beach’

The statue of King Neptune can be found on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Every time I go to the beach here, I am constantly amazed by the sheer size and presence that this statue has; it really is a phenomenal work of art, in my opinion. I believe, what is most notable, is the unwavering tortoise in King Neptune’s strong, commanding grasp. There is an intense sense of soul illuminating this piece that is unshakable; the fervor used to create this statue is undeniable and arguably, unparalleled to any I’ve ever seen.

North Carolina Museum of Art

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Above you will find a few photographs of works from the North Carolina Museum of Art.

My favorite piece, is the first piece. It is a sculpture by Rodin. It is entitled, “Monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant”. The caption states, “In this larger-than-life portrait, Pierre de Wissant’s introspective agony is amplified to an almost unbearable intensity. The tilt of the head, given greater emphasis through the unusual base of the sculpture, makes this agony even more poignant. The source of Wissant’s anguish was his decision to join five other civic leaders who agreed to sacrifice their own lives to win the freedom of their besieged city of Calais.”

http://ncartmuseum.org/

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In observance of the movement

Experiencing the calm within the storm

Unhinging and reattachment

Chaos surrounds tranquility

All moving apart to come together

The heart beat

Expansion and contraction

Inhaling and exhaling

In essence, the rhythm of life

Picturing the wind blowing and, I, the wind

Moving through the things

Moving through each other

Breathing in, breathing out

The wind is flowing

As life flows through us

I close my eyes to picture this flow

I am the wind as my my chest expands and contracts

All combining to rhythmically keep me intune with the continuous flow of life

I, breathing in the life of things and, this form, that I am, being a part of that life of things

And with eyes closed, I see that we are all connected.

With great upheaval, can respond with silencing peace

Bennet’s Creek at Dusk

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Enjoying the fresh air at dusk in Suffolk, Virginia.

I swung on the swing, cleared my mind during a calming walk, jumped rope and sat by the water.

I love doing things out in nature; reveling in the sun’s light and feeling the open air fill my lungs and resonate to the very core of me.