The wave is not the water.
The water merely told us about the wave moving by.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)


14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 17th 2013

14 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. So who’s the real messenger here? ;o)

  2. Whatever caused the wave is perhaps the more significant thing, but then what caused whatever it was that caused the wave?

  3. ....peter:) says:

    It’s a complicated quote Cherie… but i like your wave approaching the pebble beach….peter:)

  4. Suzie says:

    Actually, as someone who got knocked over by a wave at the weekend, I can assure you that the wave is the water.

    Sorry to be glib!

  5. Claude says:

    I can assure you that the little ducks are happy the wave is water…..

    Beautiful photo!

  6. Suzie says:

    I used to know a bit about wave power/wind waves. The physics of it anyway. Today I’m bogged down by numbers and the physics is out of the window.

    Anyway, it’s all to no avail when grounded by a huge wave. I wouldn’t mind if everybody wasn’t cracked up laughing as I emerged from the water gasping and staggering about like a drunk.

    I think I could cope with that small ripple though.

  7. Suzie says:

    I was fine Cherie but I don’t really like going into rough surf because I am not a strong swimmer. I was goaded to go in and then got wiped out. Tragically, a 28 year old, very fit young man died, very close by on that day. Scuffed knees and elbows don’t really count. Australian beaches are so dangerous in bad conditions. I had no idea how bad.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am glad you hear you are OK and there was no lasting damage done.

      It is really sad to think of that young man though.

      It acts as a reminder that we should all take the forces of nature seriously and remember to take that into consideration…