Ride the Waves


Naturally I took many photos of crashing waves, trying to catch the perfect curl and perfect froth, but my favorite of the day happened to be captured while I was focused on catching this gull in flight. A good reminder that we often find what we’re looking for when we relax, enjoy, and quit trying so hard. 🙂


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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5 Responses to Ride the Waves

  1. A wonderful message and photo, Sheri. ❤

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  2. dedmanshootn says:

    excellent wave and gull catch. i quite agree about often accomplishing more by remaining relaxed instead of stressing. this is especially true for learning and creativity. i do so wish our schools and businesses understood and practiced this life principle

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    • Much better for our health as well as wellfare. Not sure where it got lost, but I guess it’s part of the ‘get ahead of others at all cost philosophy.’ But the knowledge is very old, and I remember the metal plaque we had in childhood that said, ‘The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get.’ Same idea and slowing down always works for me. 🙂


    • Also, I’m somewhat encouraged by the trend of ‘friendlier’ work environments – especially in tech and creative industries. More freedom of workflow and break time and play areas etc are part of their company cultures. Nice! It seems to help with stress and creativity, and also produces better relationships between co-workers, when done well. Not sure how that’s playing out with work-at-home changes.


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