"Tides Change" by Bodhi Smith

 
tides change
times change
tides change
places change
tides change
people change
tides change
relationships change
tides change
i change
 
 
MY THOUGHTS 
As the tides change and my life rolls on, I've seen things fall apart. But sometimes you just have to let them go to pieces. Let them be. Let them become what they may, so something better can arise from the ruins  ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
"Tides Change" is an idiom defined by Merriam-Webster as:
1. Things never stay the same
2. Reversal of fortune--things are getting better
 
The Davenport Pier survives the waves and tides of the Pacific Ocean. It's a scene symbolic of how things change over time, some for the worse, some for the better. And now we find ourselves at the start of a new year, and things have changed. And we've made resolutions to change some things. And we hope the good things in our lives never change. And as the "Tides Change", things change. Continual change just happens Regardless if we want it or not, whether we need it or not, it just happens over and over and over. We must somehow make change a positive in our life, even though sometimes on the surface, it's very hard to see how...
 
When things change, it can be scary. Things change all the time; and often people fear them. Some believe change is the worst thing that could happen, but that is not always the case. In order to move on with life, things must change. I believe that change is good, and if nothing changed, then life would not exist for most people. I also believe that people should purposely make changes in their life, in order to experience new things, and see how one can benefit from doing things differently. Most of the time, people will find that changes help them understand things better, and enjoy life more. Change allows people to grow, not only mentally, but also physically and emotionally...
 
Change can be as simple as changing your daily routine, or as complicated as making life-altering decisions. People who take risks and make changes in their lives are very brave, and also very smart. I believe that everyone should try to mix up their lives at some point, as an experiment to see what works for you. Whether or not someone likes what these changes have brought into their lives, it is still a great opportunity to learn about oneself and others. Change is a very powerful thing, and that is not realized by many. Some changes are out of your control, and others can be made entirely by yourself. Regardless, it allows you to experience life, enjoy life, and learn a lot along the way...

Besides time moving on, change is the only constant, the only guarantee in life. I can only hope, as much as humanly possible, these changes turn into positives in my life ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
However, negative changes to our environment which can be avoided are all too often the changes that bother me the most deeply...
 
For so many years, almost nobody knew of the existence of any pier ruins way down below the steep cliffs right beside the busy Pacific Coast Highway in the sleepy seaside town of Davenport, California. People just drove right on by going 55mph on the PCH1, oblivious to anything else except their own dashboard and the music on the car stereo. And the old pier ruins lived peacefully, existing in a veiled obscurity and anonymity for many many years, surviving thousands of tides, seeing so few footprints on the soft beach sands beside them...
 
I'm glad a few years ago that I was able to shoot these pier ruins in Davenport before people knew they were there. Because now with the explosion of images on Instagram and videos on TikTok, not much is obscured or secret anymore when it comes to locations of beautiful and mystical things. Now what's left of this old pier is no exception, now the beach is riddled with footprints and the mark of humans being there...
 
The tides of human beings coming and going in massive numbers now has changed this place forever. And it's hard for me to see how it's for the better, but I'm trying my damnedest to see the hidden positive in the message of these unwelcome changes...
 
The stars have seen so much change happen on our planet. Still, they remain silent, only a witness, smart enough to not resist or fight the change. Learn from the stars. Follow their infinite wisdom. ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
Because of this, I've regrets that I can no longer come here and take this beautiful picture again. And I have more regrets that maybe my beautiful photos helped the wrong people to find this place. You see, the old Davenport Pier used to be very beautiful to photograph. But about 8 years ago in 2016, some people tagged the front ruin on the beach, coating it with panels of unsightly graffiti/art. Plus to add insult to injury, a chain metal swing was hung from the old pier support as well.  And if that was not all enough, asshats severely tagged the cliffs behind the beach with all sorts of crazy ugly and random graffiti to boot (this link shows in a video what the pier now looks like, as of 01/2019)...And then on top of it all, Mother Nature did her natural weathering thing with erosion, and the fourth old ruin out in the water succumbed to the elements in 2017, collapsing into the sea forever as well...
 
You can see how much the pier and this area has changed, in only a little over 8 years since I took this photo you see before you back in early August of 2015...
 
And on a similar subject, I was just talking with a true good friend a couple days ago about all of the scenes that I've photographed which can sadly no longer be captured again, since something dramatic (both natural and unnatural) has happened to them and changed them forever (not for the better in photographic terms unfortunately)...
 
Including the damage done to the Davenport Pier, here are some other locations I love that I can no longer take another beautiful picture in the same way again...
 
1. From my photo "Broken Emotions", the tree on top of Broken Hill at Torrey Pines State Preserve between La Jolla and Del Mar, CA has fallen down...
 
2. From my photos "Falling in Love" and "The Middle" and "Concerto in Orange", the entire poplar tree farm in Boardman, Oregon, has been chopped down, clear cut, and turned into pasture grounds for Tillamook dairy cattle to graze upon...
 
3. From my photos "Astral Inverness" and "Sea Mean" as well as a couple other photos, a careless idiot (asshat) of a photographer caught the SS Point Reyes Shipwreck in Inverness, California, on fire and totally destroyed the entire stern of the boat...
 
4. From my photos "Kanarra's Ladder" and "Hindsight 20/20", the deadfall tree with old wooden rungs on it serving as a makeshift and photogenic ladder at Lower Kanarraville Waterfall is all gone after a severe flash-flood ripped it away. Now it's been replaced by an unsightly ful staircase made of metal that had to be airlifted in by helicopter to be put into place...
 
5. From my photo "Aloha Nui Loa", collapsed and gone now is the section of the colorful Mala Wharf in Lahaina on the Island of Maui in Hawaii which I photographed...
 
6. From my photo "At Peace", the lone tree at the beach's edge fell over...it was on the west side of Egmont Key in the Gulf of Mexico off the St. Petersburg coast, Florida...
 
7. From my photo "Desires at Sunrise", along with many other trees at this location, the main tree in my shot with lightning over the gulf stream at Botany Bay, Edisto Beach by Charleston, South Carolina has been knocked over by a Hurricane Idalia in August 2023...
 
8. From my photos "Regal Guardian" and "The Void" and "Time and Space", there's a new safety wall built at the edge of Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ, forever changing it...
 
9. From my photo "Passages", the rustic pier pylons at St. Clair Beach in Dunedin, on the South Island of New Zealand, have been weathered and washed away to almost nothing...
 
10. From my personal favorite in my "Gift of Namaste" image, the Japanese maple tree has split because of severe frost damage, and over half of the tree has now died...
 
11. From my photo "Lee's Shack", the old shack along US395 in Lee Vining, CA,  has really fallen apart and collapsed because of weathering...
 
12. From my photo entitled "Lucky" and "Impressionist Fisherman" and "Vanilla Twilight" and "Twin Flames" as well as many other photos, the Pier in Naples, Florida was ripped away and demolished by Hurricane Ian in September 2022...it's currently being rebuilt but will no way look or be the same as the old one...
 
13. From my photos "Drift Away" and "Wrecked", the SS Donna Kay Shipwreck that was washed up onto the beach at Cape San Blas, Florida by Hurricane Michael in October 2018 has been permanently demolished and removed by the US Navy...
 
14. From my photos "Perseverance" and "Touched by the Divine", some insensitive prick hacked off the entire bottom branch from the famous Lake Wanaka Tree on the South Island of New Zealand, forever changing its elegant and graceful look...
 
15. From my photos "Coming Ashore" and "Before" and "California Dreaming" and this photo here today "Tides Change" and "Dawn Precession", the Davenport Pier ruins has been forever defaced and damaged by unsightly graffiti along with the natural effects of erosion and weathering...
 
As with these locations I have captured with my camera that are no longer the same, I often also regret many changes that have happened in my life as well. But as the tides change, they usually open the door to let me see past my fears and closed-mindedness, to see what the light of change has to offer and bring me within a positive construct...
 
Tides change, over time things never stay the same. But things do get better in time as those tides change ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
I've learned lessons from these changes that make me a better photographer, and more importantly, make me a better person. Sometimes you have to go through pain to get better, sometimes you will never understand this until looking back. But what can we do? Just roll with the changes, the tides change continually as long as we live, as Buddha once said, "Nothing is forever except change"...So accept that, and live within the changes...
 
Because...as I've seen--and I'm sure you have seen as well--that no matter what, even good things will fall apart. So enjoy the moment now. Enjoy your life and the things you have, all the passions that inspire you and bring you happiness. Enjoy the people and pets who love you, all those right before your eyes...Live in this moment, embrace the changing tides, live and love and see how truly good this life really is...
 
I don't think love ever changes. People change. Circumstances change, but not love ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
Travel to that place you always wanted to see. Go see it, only useless excuses are stopping you. Say all those things you wanted to say to those people whom you never told those things. Say it to them, only pride is keeping you from it. Learn to do that thing you always wanted to do. And do it, only fear is holding you back. Do not instead make up a stupid bucket list of all the stuff you want to do before you die. Just start doing those things, and do them now. Don't wait for "one day." Experience what you can right here, right now, before it all changes. Because it will change. The tides of change are as constant as time itself. As Buddha once said: "Nothing is forever except change"...So take nothing for granted, nothing is guaranteed, except that, it'll all change one day. ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
 
Released a little over 4 years years ago in late 2019, here's a contemplative tune. It has pensive lyrics about how you see things change in front of you, even though you do not want them to, but you still accept them for the better...I absolutely love the line "Overthinking's got me drinking, messing with my head..." (which is totally me these past few years)...so as such, I believe it's the perfect accompaniment to connect music with the meaning of my impression and blog today... "Good Things Fall Apart" by Illenium. ... (just click on any of the words in the powder blue links to listen to the tune and watch the video) ...

Did I say something wrong? 
Did you hear what I was thinking?
Did I talk way too long when 
I told you all my feelings that night?
Is it you? Is it me? 
Did you find somebody better?
Someone who isn't me?
Because I know that I was never your type
Never really your type
Overthinking's got me drinking
Messing with my head, whoa
Tell me what you hate about me
Whatever it is, I'm sorry
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I know I can be dramatic
But everybody said we had it
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm coming to terms with a broken heart
I guess that sometimes good things fall apart
When you said it was real, 
Guess I really did believe you
Did you fake how you feel when 
We parked down by the river that night?
That night? That night when we fogged up 
The windows in your best friend's car
Because we couldn't leave 
The windows down in December
Tell me what you hate about me
Whatever it is, I'm sorry
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I know I can be dramatic
But everybody said we had it
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm coming to terms with a broken heart
I guess that sometimes good things fall apart
Overthinking's got me drinking
Messing with my head, oh
Tell me what you hate about me
Whatever it is, I'm sorry
I know I can be dramatic 
Everybody said we had it
I'm coming to terms with a broken heart
I guess that sometimes good things fall apart
 
 
 
STORY BEHIND OLD DAVENPORT PIER
Nothing is forever except change ― Gautama Buddha
 
The old pier on Davendort Beach was used by the Davenport Cement Company in the town of Davenport, CA to help carry concrete from the factory way up on the cliffs above down to the beach below to be loaded onto ships to take to San Francisco and other parts of the world...

But settlement in the area of today’s Davenport got its start in 1868 when Captain John Davenport, a sea-based whaler by trade, built a 450 foot wharf off what became to be known as Davenport’s Landing. The wharf was used to export local timber by boat to San Francisco. The original town was about a mile to the north of the present location near El Jarro Point, in the beautiful cove at the mouth of Agua Puerca Creek...

Captain Davenport also used a practice developed in the Azores Islands of Portugal called shore-based whaling. Scouts on the bluffs would alert men to go out from shore in a boat, kill the whale, and tow it back to shore for processing. It allowed the crew to stay with their families and was easier than processing the blubber at sea. By 1880, the high costs of operation of the wharf forced Capt. Davenport and all his workers to give up his business and abandon the landing and move 20 miles south to Santa Cruz, CA...

The history of the modern town of Davenport is wholly wrapped up with the Davenport Cement plant. In 1905, an east coast cement businessman named William Dingee began the Santa Cruz lime company on the banks of San Vicente Creek, two miles south of Davenport landing. In the following year, the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company was built nearby. the town was built in 1905 by the coast dairies and land company to house workers for the cement plant on the shores of San Vicente Creek, The town was originally called San Vicente, but when the US Post Office was moved from Davenport Landing south to the new town in 1907, it retained the name of Davenport. In those days, the power of the post was great, so San Vicente slowly faded away as a name, to be officially replaced by Davenport...

By 1915, Davenport had a population of about 1800 people, with 60 homes, two hotels, a school, a hospital, and a church. The cement from the plant was used to rebuild San Francisco after the gigantic Earthquake of 1906, plus build one of the Panama Canal locks. Cement from Davenport was also vital in building the Golden Gate Bridge in the mid-1930s, and even used to construct the dry docks in Pearl Harbor, hawaii. Although it was bought and sold by several different companies over the decades, the plant continued to supply cement for major construction projects up and down the west coast. It was the main employer in Davenport for over 100 years...

in 2005, Cemex, a Mexican company, acquired the plant and kept it operational until 2010. But a bad economy, high operation costs (the highest of its 14 cement plants in the US), and fears of chromium 6 poisoning similar to Hinkley, CA (of Erin Brockovich fame) forced it to close. At the time, it employed about 120 people. Its closure was a big blow to the town in loss of jobs and other services. For example, Cemex was paying about $185,000 annually for operation and maintenance of the local water and sewage treatment facilities. After the closure, the community had to absorb those costs, on top of the many job losses in a weak economy...

In the first third of the 20th century getting into and out of Davenport was a big deal. There were over 700 turns on the road from Davenport to Santa Cruz. As such, the town was isolated and developed a close-knit community. It was made up of a very culturally diverse group of people. Most of the managers were Swiss, because the coast dairies and land company was owned by four Swiss families, but the workers were from all over the world. Italian and Greek families were very prominent but workers apparently came from all over Europe and the middle east. Prior to World War One, over 20 different languages were spoken in the town.

By the 1930s the roads and cars had improved such that many people moved to Santa Cruz and commuted to Davenport to work at the cement plant. The cement plant apparently chartered with Greyhound to bus workers back and forth daily. By the 1940s it was a much smaller town with a population less than five hundred.

During World War Two, the United States government brought in Mexican workers, under the Bracero Program, to do agricultural work. Many worked in the davenport area. after the war, several mexican workers came back and the town’s cultural makeup began to include more people of mexican decent and lose the influence of previous italian and greek cultures.

Alverda Orlando, a Davenport resident from 1945-1975, tells a story about one Mexican man, known as Pancho, who walked up the stairs of the cement plant one day looking for work. At the same moment a shift worker, an Italian-American was walking down having just quit. The superintendent hired Pancho on the spot. Pancho went on to work at the cement plant for years, brought his whole family up from Mexico, and bought seven homes, eventually giving one to each child of his...

Of a historical note..the St. Vincent Depaul Church, in Davenport, was built entirely of cement from the local cement factory in 1914 and is the subject of a famous photograph by Ansel Adams...

Also of historical interest is the Davenport jail. It has two cells, and was used only twice from the time of its construction in 1914 until its decommissioning in 1936. today it is a museum featuring coastal history supported by volunteers from the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History...

The southern portion of the Ocean Shore Railroad operated between Davenport and Santa Cruz from 1907-1920. Now the Southern Pacific Freight line between the two communities is still in place, running directly through Davenport along the cliffside, eventually tracing the entire California coast...

Davenport is also home to American A, which is a producer of farm raised California red abalone. California farm raised abalone has been selected by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sea watch program as an excellent choice for environmentally conscious seafood consumers...

And there you have a nice history of the small little community of Davenport, its concrete factory, and its concrete pier ruins...
 
 
This classical tune from David Bowie, a musical legend and icon of the 1980's, was released over fifty years ago in 1973 and says things about change so perfectly. But it seems the musical composition of this Bowie classic is simply timeless and never changes... "Changes" by David Bowie. ... (just click on any of the words in the powder blue links to listen to the tune and watch the video) ...

Still don't know what I was waitin' for
And my time was runnin' wild
A million dead end streets and
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
How the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
There's gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
Mmm, yeah
I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Where's your shame?
You've left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time
Strange fascinations fascinate me
Ah, changes are taking
The pace I'm goin' through
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Ooh, look out, you rock 'n' rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Pretty soon now you're gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time
 
 
 
SOME APROPOS QUOTES
In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change, ― Gautama Buddha
 
No matter how far out my tide goes, I always return to kiss the sands of your shore. my heartbeat calls to you echoing your name across the pages of time. I can feel you moving through my soul even though you are a million miles away. Such a spell of love you weave upon this heart of mine as we swim eternally deeper into these sacred seas  ― C. Ara Campbell (modifications by Bodhi)
 
Life is not a static phenomenon. It is a flux, a river-like flux; it needs constant change. It needs moment-to-moment awareness; otherwise you will be left behind ― Osho, The Hidden Splendor
 
Loneliness is absence. Because you don’t know your aloneness, there's fear and you feel lonely, so you want to cling to something, to somebody, to some relationship--just to keep the illusion. But, you cannot cling to anything in a changing world ― Osho, Next time You Feel Lonely
 
Just become a little alert and start the change from your side; don’t expect it from the other side. It will begin from the other side, too. And it costs nothing to smile, it costs nothing to love, it costs nothing to share your happiness with somebody you love ― Osho, Emotional Wellness
 
Life has three rules: paradox, humor, and change:
1. Paradox: life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out.
2. Humor: keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. it is a strength beyond all measure.
3. Change: know that nothing ever stays the same 
 
Today I am a person torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days  ― Paulo Coelho, Adultery
 
No one should ever ask themselves that: Why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all, or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy ― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
 
Change not only was inevitable, but it usually brought its own rewards ― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
 
Be water. flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough ― Victoria Erickson
 
All things change, whether from inside out or the outside in. That is what magic is. And we are magic too ― Christie Golden, Jaina Proudmoore
 
Change is part of life. civilizations rise and fall, the tides wax and wane, the planet undergoes periods of climatic revolution, the young grow up, and the old die. What will come is that what shall be. Survival as individuals and as a species demands fluidity of human thought and the demonstrated ability, temperament, and perseverance to change ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls 
 
Now all you can do is wait. it must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. like the ebb and flow of tides. no one can do anything to change them. when it is time to wait, you must wait. ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle 
 
The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love...anything forced is just not worth fighting for. Whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes. It is what it is ― Keanu Reeves
 
The more things change, the more they stay the same  ― Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
 
Still don't know what I was waiting for, and my time was running wild...A million dead end streets and every time I thought I'd got it made, it seemed the taste was not so sweet. So I turned myself to face me, but i've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. I'm much too fast to take that test...Changes, turn and face the strange changes. There's gonna have to be a different man...Time might change me, but I can't trace time  ― David Bowie, Changes
 
I swear by stars above, sweet as honey...When this world turns its back on you, hang in and do that sweet thing you do...you just roll with it, baby ― Steve Winwood, Roll with It
 
As soon as you are able, woman I am willing to make the break that we are on the brink of...My cup is on the table, my love is spilling, waiting here for you to take and drink of...I knew it had to happen, felt the tables turning...got me through my darkest hour. I heard the thunder clapping, felt the desert burning, until you poured on me like a sweet sunflower...So if you're tired of the same old story, oh, turn some pages. I will be here when you are ready to roll with the changes. ― Kevin Patrick Cronin, lead singer Reo Speedwagon 
 
Overthinking's got me drinking, messing with my head...I know I can be dramatic, but everybody said we had it...I'm coming to terms with a broken heart,  guess that sometimes good things fall apart ― Illenium, Good Things Fall Apart
 
Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
 
Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself ― Jalaluddin Rumi, Music and Silence of the Heart

 
 
SPECIFICS ABOUT THIS PHOTO
As the tides change, they usually open the door to let me see past my fears and closed-mindedness, to see what the light of change has to offer and bring me ― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
This impression was created on August 5th, 2015 as I stood on top of the cliffs perched high above the Davenport Pier a couple hundred feet from the Pacific Coast Highway...To get the effects you see here, I needed to capture two photos, all-the-while knowing later I would be merging them together into one single composition using layers in Adobe Photoshop CC...
 
In my photography, I always use filters to create longer exposure effects, saturate colors naturally, and balance the light in my composition in-camera...I often use as many as four filters at time, and I always use at least one filter in my completed impressions...
 
And to get the effects and balance I was looking for in this composition, I used two ProgreyUSA Filters. along with the ProgreyUSA G-120Z Antarctic Magnetic Holder. to secure these filters to my Nikon D810 with a Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 prime lens. ... 
 
Camera Settings for Davenport Pier and Cliffs: 
This separate exposure of Davenport Pier, Pacific Ocean and cliffs was shot f/8@24mm for 260 seconds, ISO-64. Image taken on 08-05-2015 at 6:06am PST just before the sunrise. I used a ProgreyUSA 0.9 GND Aurora Filter. to bring the top third of the composition down 3 stops and help darken the brighter sky, creating a better in-camera balance in the overall image with the foreground of the image, especially to help permit details in the shadows amongst the cliffs to come out better in the exposure ...coupled with a ProgreyUSA 3.0ND Antarctic Magnetic Filter. to stop down the image 10 stops and permit for the long 4 min-20second exposure at f/8 to create the dreamy effect of the blurred incoming waves, and also to help naturally saturate all the red, green, & blue (RGB) hues in the image...
 
Camera Settings for night sky with the Milky Way: 
For this separate exposure of the stars taken 2.5 hours before the foreground picture on August 5th, 2015 at 3:33am...f1.4@24mm for 15 seconds, ISO-2000. No filters were necessary in this star exposure, so none were used...
 
The two images were then merged together using layers in Adobe Photoshop CC...
 
I wish to openly thank my sponsors who have always supported me through both the good and bad times...for truly this long exposure impression would not be possible without the use of my Induro PHQ3 Series 5-way Panhead with an Induro (now Benro) Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod. in combination with the ProgreyUSA Filters. which I use with every photo I take...
 
The transition of twilight is so unique, that time we call blue hour...It's where I find my peace under the light of a billion stars, glowing and flickering as if they were fireflies rising up in the night sky after the sun sets.― Bodhi, Tides Change
 
If nothing else...if I open my eyes, if I hope, if I cry, if I think, if I sigh, if I giggle, if I dance, if I love, if I breathe, then I have lived a full days worth of life...nothing is wasted, nothing ― Bodhi, If
 
Contemplate without thinking. Be certain only in your uncertainty, content to be completely incomplete. Stop the rush. Slow down time. Breathe and notice. Slow down everything. Let it all be. Shut off the noise. Hush. Relax. Seize this higher moment. Reconnect. Feel and sense what surrounds you. Listen to all the colours of light whisper as they envelope you. See the melody and harmony that float about unnoticed. Taste the solitude of all this wonderment. Smell the beautiful silence. Now discover your peaceful serenity. Then, reach out and touch your faith with all your senses. This is my world. Awaken! ― Bodhi, My World
 
I leave you today wishing that bright joy 
and spiritual peace fill your life...
imploring you to make every moment count, 
no matter what, always and forever, 
for that is the only thing that truly matters... 
 
And above all else,
I hope this message and impression find you well.
 
Namaste,
Bodhi
-------------------------------------------------
 
please visit me at:

#Tides #Change #Davenport #California #Coast #ProgreyUSA #Benro #Nikon #D850 #Lowepro #PCH1 #Pacific #Ocean #Beach #Cliffs #Pier #cement #Ruins #waves #sands #Father #Time #Mother #Nature #landscape #seascape #nightscape #astrophotogrpahy #Universe #Cosmos #stars #Milky #Way #heavens #believe #dream #faith #namaste #surrealism #impressionism #expressionis #minimalism #Bodhi #Smith #Buddha #Osho #Rumi