Bruce in kayak.

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Returning rhythmsApril 26th, 2009

Today’s guest blogger is Sandra Jayne Taylor, who participated in the recent yoga and paddling trip: El Espiritu del Mar. The trip will run again January 9-17 and May 14-22 of 2010.

SandyEstuarySANDY PADDLING QUIETLY IN CURU WILDLIFE REFUGE’S MANGROVE ESTUARY.

On my recent trip to Costa Rica, camping on Playa Quesera, paddling in Curu Reserve on El Espiritu del Mar, I felt the comforting, soothing rhythms of my life return. 

 

In the last year, grief and stress were the rhythms I lived.  

 

But nothing could prevent me from feeling all the glorious natural rhythms of Costa Rica:

 

The crash of the tide riding to the shore.

 

The dramatic red fall of the sunset to immediate nightfall.

 

The noisy stealth of the gazillion hermit crabs whose precise footprints in the morning sand looked like a miniature Los Angeles freeway system.

 

Never-ending waves originating in the graceful Pacific swells.

 

The warm peach color of sunrise that blushed the surrounding cliffs of our gorgeous beach.

 

The breaths that came fast and excited as another view gave me such beauty.

 

The breaths that came deep and full while lying in the yoga pose of relaxation on warm sand.

 

The quiet stir of the kayak paddle, its rhythm that gained strength and efficiency and also, to my amazement, gained a rhythm similar to those of the other beach nuts of my great group.

 

BeachNutsSANDY SET UP HER TRIPOD TO PHOTOGRAPH HER GROUP AT EVERY MEAL ON THE TRIP. LEFT TO RIGHT, SHOWN HERE ARE WENDY, LAURI, BRUCE, GREG, FRANCES AND SANDY.

 

All of these and more wonderful rhythms gently returned to me my own way of being, my own rhythm, the wave that begins and ends on its own but constantly connects with the world.   

 

My photo of the brown pelicans gliding on the warm air currents at sunrise is my own reminder to be always present to the rhythms, of the grace and beauty and strength in all rhythms.

 

Thank you so much Bruce and Lauri with a heart full.

 

Sandy

 

PelicanPathPELICAN PATH BY SANDRA JAYNE TAYLOR

 

 




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