Re-creation on the Rugged California Coast – Part 2


 
For the past two weeks, Larry and I have been housesitting for our friend Joseph and taking care of his cat “Kitty” while he is away. This post is about the second week. Read about the first week at Re-creation on the Rugged California Coast – Part 1

Here’s more about what it’s like to live in this place out on the rugged edge of the California coast and also tell you some experiences we are having.
 


A Different Kind of Beach


 
We are living amazingly close to a beach that is unlike any beach I have ever experienced.

This is not like “going to the beach” where you pack up your things and drive somewhere to a nice gentle beach where you can take off your shoes and have the waves kiss your toes. Or like the beach we used to go to in Florida where the waters of the Gulf of Mexico were so warm we could easily go play in the shallow water.

First, this beach is with me 24 hours a day…
 


Living in a Work of Art


 
Yesterday when I stepped on to the beach, I looked around and suddenly saw how the Earth was constantly being changed by the water and the wind.

And immediately I thought. “Oh, the land is being sculpted into an art form by the elements.”

Great geologic forces had pushed land to the surface through great earthquakes, but then the wind and the water comes along andsmooths and softens the edges, and sculpts the land into forms.

Just as a human sculptor fashions a lump of clay into a vase or a bowl with artistic beauty, so too is the Creator of Life sculpting the planet into forms of artistic beauty with wind and water.
 


Beach Art


 
On the day before Thanksgiving, Larry and I were walking along the beach down the hill from our house when we noticed a man and a woman building a tower of rocks and then taking photographs of it.

We walked over and applauded to acknowledge their work and they smiled and waved. They invited us to take photos too, if we wanted to.

Further down the beach we found another arrangement of rocks in front of a spectacular piece of driftwood…
 


Re-creation on the Rugged California Coast – Part 1


 
This week Larry and I have been housesitting for our friend Joseph and taking care of his cat “Kitty” while he is away. I wrote about visiting Joseph a few months ago in [Seven Dramtic Validations of Our Lifely Viewpoint: Finding My Own Utopia}= [Utopia]=https://lifelyforlife.com/pause-seven-dramatic-validations-of-our-lifely-viewpoint/#finding and now we are back in this wonderful place.

I just wanted to give you some idea about what it’s like to live in this place out on the rugged edge of the California coast and also tell you some experiences we are having.