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Time Flies

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Time flies when you are having fun. And, fun I had, up visiting my brother and sister-in-law, who live on the Monterey Peninsula, in Pacific Grove, CA.

beach side

I intentionally chose not to blog. I wanted to enjoy the time spent with family members, enjoying hiking, lighthouse touring, aquarium exhibits, eating, walking along the beach, laughing, and creating fun memories.

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Sunday Scenes: February 2, 2014

Today, in the U.S., it is Groundhog Day! The groundhog saw its shadow, therefore we will have six additional weeks of winter.

For those who want to learn more about this tradition, visit here.

boulders and the sea

The sea is a feast for the eyes
as one beholds the garden of glory before us.
From boulders of black, tan, grey and brown
to mold and fungus vegetation, to bright wildflowers
the illumination of colors, textures and tones
brings immeasurable delight to the senses.

One can daydream the minutes and hours away
wrapped in a cocoon of nature’s brilliance,
in awe of the wondrous visuals before us.
-REM

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Sunday Scenes – November 24, 2013

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The above photos were captured standing outside at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, while viewing the sea from above. I do no know the people in the photographs. The sun was out, the ocean showed its illuminating and stunning blueness.

It was a wonderful tour, wandering through the aquarium. And, the location is perfect, as it overlooks the sea in all its wonder and vastness. From jellyfish to sea otters, puffins to penguins, the aquarium was a place of marvel. I will be posting more photographs, eventually.

Shavua Tov!

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Sea Floor

seafloor

I have read over 1,500 book pages the past week. Those pages were within the covers of two books:

I read The Rise of David Levinsky.

I also read Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

I chose to read The Rise of David Levinsky for its depiction of late 19th century, and early 20th century New York’s garment industry. I thought it would be a fascinating subject, and it most definitely was. I will be reviewing it at some point.

There were some similarities between Levinsky and Mailer, as far as ambition, which I thought was interesting. Levinsky was an immigrant from Russia, and Mailer was an American, yet their ambitions were similar…the search for respect, recognition and power seems to have ruled both of them. I will be writing more on comparisons in the future.
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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-Mahatma Gandhi

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.
-John F. Kennedy

October 22, 2013 – 18 Cheshvan, 5774

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Bookish Friday-October 3, 2013

inlet

I have recently added a couple of new books to my to-read stack:


Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud and Sorcery
, by Maggie Anton

I totally enjoyed Maggie Anton’s trilogy on Rashi’s Daughters, and look forward to this book.

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, by Ilan Stavans (recommended by Leora)


Paris, The Novel
, by Edward Rutherfurd

I am in the middle of reading New York, The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd. Well, I shouldn’t say “middle”, as I am about 18% into it, as it is almost 900 pages. I do enjoy Rutherfurd’s books, though.

Blossomsmall

Leora’s recipe for Stuffed Squash with Yams sounds delicious.

On a very serious note, Batya/me-ander has a post regarding a breast milk mix-up…in other words a baby received breast milk from an HIV-positive mother.

Shabbat Shalom!

October 4, 2013 – 30 Tishrei, 5774

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Sea Cliffs in Summer

beach cliffs

The woman in the cliff overview photo above is my sister-in-law. My fingers continually snapped the scene in front of me, and when I downloaded the photographs to my computer, saw her in this capture.

I can not describe the beauty that my eyes viewed. There were breath-taking scenes that left me in emotional awe. Nature’s beauty illuminated everywhere I turned, everywhere I looked.

The sea speaks to me in ways I can not articulate. Having been brought up three blocks from the Long Island Sound for the first 24 years of my life, having grandparents whose dwelling overlooked the Amalfi Coast, and having spent many summer days at Brighton Beach, Jones Beach and Coney Island, the sea is part of who I am, as it flows through my blood.

The Sea-Cliffs of Kilkee

AWFULLY beautiful art thou, O sea!
Viewed from the vantage of these giant rocks
That vast in air lift their primeval blocks,
Screening the sandy cove of lone Kilkee.
Cautious, with outstretched arm and bended knee,
I scan the dread abyss, till the depth mocks
My straining eyeballs, and the eternal shocks
Of billows rolling from infinity
Disturb my brain. Hark! the shrill sea-bird’s scream!
Cloud-like they sweep the long wave’s sapphire gleam,
Ere the poised osprey stoop in wrath from high.
Here man, alone, is naught; Nature supreme,
Where all is simply great that meets the eye,—
The precipice, the ocean, and the sky.

-Sir Aubrey de Vere

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