Below the last video are links to other bloggers posting about waves and roars
Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading.
I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
From the balcony, the sound of the waves is less rhythmic than when walking along the shoreline. Yet, I still hear a stereo effect of moving from one ear to the next. The sound is like a constant hum containing fluctuations as I hear an accumulation of many simultaneous actions. Nonetheless, the sound of the ocean from the balcony across the beach is soothing.
As I walk near the water’s edge, the sound is different. Although the waves are still constant and repetitive, the sound is more intense and detailed. However, each day is different. From the calm days to the stormy waves of anger, the waters speak in different tones as if they were different languages – but It speaks across the languages to all people.
We commonly refer to the sound of the waves as a roar – but it’s not the same roar as a lion or tiger. While those are sounds of power and might, the lion follows the roar with silence – but the sea does not.
The waves coming ashore roar – but it is not the same as the roar of a sporting event crowd. While both provide a constant as background, the crowd’s excitement is not a predictable rhythm. The crowd’s roar is for the unexpected good.
The waves coming ashore roar – but it is not the same as the roars of laughter caused by a comedian. Those are sounds of joy and approval – but not even close to the consistency of the sea – which can also bring joy.
The waves coming ashore roar – but it is not the same as the roar of a jet engine. Yes, the jet engine starts as a loud roar then fades away as it moves down the runway – but it is more gradual than the roar of the sea. Sometimes when I walk, I hear jets roar across the sky, then look upward to find it. Other times the sea mimics the flight, and then I look upward to find nothing.
The waves coming ashore roar – but maybe the roar of thunder is the best analogy. Thunder rolls across the sky like the roar of the waves roll across the beach. Just like the waves, thunder loudly claps to announce its nearby presence. The wave’s thunderous clap also announces that water is coming my way – sometimes splashing me – but always touching my feet.
The waves coming ashore roar. Not as a crowd, lion, or a jet engine – but as itself. Once that sound is in your ear, it’s unforgettable.
The waves coming ashore roar. I love the beach, but the roar also declares a sense of power. A power that should be respected. A power that should be feared.
The waves coming ashore roar – but the rushing water is not meant to symbolize racing through life because this sound is a respite from the hectic, frantic pace of daily life. These roars are sounds of peace, calm, and solitude that is this place.
The roar of the waters at the beach are mainly relaxing, serene, and reliable. This sound is one of nature’s most recognizable white noises. This sound is timeless because the sea is unaffected by time. It keeps up with time. The sea does not age – it just continues to come ashore.
People tend to gravitate to certainty – and these roars are certain. They also carry a sense of freedom – a freedom that comes with being a snowbird at the beach. A time I like walking on the beach – a time that is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have posted about waves and roars
- Waves and life (essay)
- Waves of hope (poem)
- The Roar of the Ocean (poem)
- Wind Roars (poem)
- Canvas Roars (a not-to-long short story)
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