Saturday 13 November 2010

The Beach Of Dreams.

Cast away those dark and dreary thoughts.  Set sail upon the sea that takes you to the beach of dreams.  Drift along, drift along turquoise waters that caress the bow of the fair ship, 'Inspiration'.
A gentle breeze tingles your face.  Elation, anticipation, celebration, thoughts and emotions, that stir your soul.  Off in the distance, you see that beach of tropical trees, golden sands, glowing in the glory of a setting sun.
And evening becomes night.  A million stars, in a million galaxies, twinkle beyond an endless sky.  And the moon, our beautiful moon, shines down upon the sea, the ship and the shore, that beckons you to the beach of dreams.
Into a dreamy moonlit cove, the ship doth traverse.  The anchor is lowered and the fair ship Inspiration rocks back and forth, to the rhythm of the soothing, tranquil waves.  The little row boat takes you ever closer to the final destination.  Your hearts beats faster.  You sing, you laugh, you smile, you cry.  Tears of joy stream down your face, as you lie in the sand, stare up the heavens and rejoice in this moment, on the beach of dreams.
You grab a stick and write some words on moonlit sand.   Words that define the rest of your life.  The tide rolls in and washes your words, away.  Yet, those words in the sand, on the beach of dreams, will be etched in your mind, forever.


  1. Some of my favorite childhood memories were on beaches with my grandparents. :) My Grandad would buy me a new bucket and spade every time we went. LOL!!!!!!

  2. Hi Gary, that would make a great meditation piece if it were set to some tranquil music. Lovely. My favourtie beaches are down on the rugged cornish coast - not quite so tranquil but very magical. A lovely post. Best wishes and have a good weekend
    Di xx

  3. Hi Gary, you certainly have a way with words, I was miles away for a moment! Not in the tropics, but on a beach where I spent my holidays with my Mum,Dad and little brother in Northumberland, atruly beautiful place.
    Have a peaceful weekend.
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  4. I would like to pack my stuff and move to live in the beach of dreams please (with Charlie of course!) and never ever ever leave!!!

    Thank you. Take care

  5. Very nice, Gary.

    I know it’s not quite the same, but this brought back memories of Sea Fever, a poem I learned when I was very small . . . I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky . . .
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

  6. Hi Gary
    I was transported away to warmth and sunshine. I listened to the slow waves rolling in and out and it made me feel sooooo relaxed. Thank you, I needed that breath of fresh air. Hmmmmm. Very lovely.

  7. Hi Gary,
    I love how your imagery made me feel. For a moment, I forgot to look out at the bare November branches and could only hear the waves lapping up to shore. I'll carry the warmth with me for the rest of the day. Sea you...

  8. You described Jamaica to a tee. I love the imagery, so vivid that I could taste the salt air and feel the waves, the intense sun. Your words transported me in a blink of an eye. And how glorious to be back, even if it was only for a moment. Thanks!

  9. Hi Sharon,
    I'm really pleased to know that this posting brought back pleasant childhood memories of being on the beach with your grandparents.
    I recall getting a new bucket and suddenly feeling quite sick. Yes indeed, I started to become 'pail':-)
    Thanks Sharon and have a peaceful weekend.
    Kind wishes, Gary.

  10. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much for such a lovely comment.
    I too, find the Cornish beaches, very magical and I have fond memories of being in Polperro and Looe.
    Here's wishing you a most pleasant weekend.
    In kindness, Gary x

  11. Hi John,
    Thank you for such complimentary words. It is greatly appreciated.
    I think it's wonderful that this brought back memories of your childhood in Northumberland.
    I have friends who live near Northumberland and they have told what magical place it is.
    Here's wishing you a peaceful weekend.
    With respect, Gary.

  12. Greetings Old Kitty,
    Now that sounds like an idyllic plan. Charlie and you, I just know, would have a magical life on the beach of dreams.
    Thank you for your comment. I am most grateful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    In kindness and good wishes, Gary

  13. Hi Masked Friend,
    Thank you. I think it's heartening to know that this brought back memories of the poem, 'Sea Fever'.I am also familiar with that poem and we learnt it in grade 7 (year7) in Canada, when I was 12.
    "I must go down to the seas again,
    to the lonely sea and the sky,
    And all I ask is a tall ship
    and a star to steer her by.."
    By John Masefield.
    It is a beautifully crafted poem and I thank you for reminding me.
    Have a peaceful and pleasant weekend, my friend.
    With respect and kind wishes, your way, Gary.

  14. Hi Heather,
    Ah, what a result. This truly was one of my reasons to post this up. So glad you immersed your self with the waves of soothing positivity.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Warm wishes and happy thoughts, your way, Gary:-)

  15. Hi Rebecca,
    Wow, your words resonate with me. I am so gladdened to realise that, for a few moments, you were transported away from noting the bare November branches and listened to the waves, lapping upon the shore of the beach of dreams.
    Well I shore appreciated your lovely comment. Sea you later, I send you a nice gentle 'wave':-)
    Have a peaceful and positive weekend, Rebecca.
    Warm wishes and respect, your way, Gary.

  16. Hi Joylene,
    I am really thrilled to know that this posting brought back such vivid thoughts of your time in Jamaica.
    I'm delighted that, for a few precious moments, you were experiencing the sensations of such a time. Awesome and thank you!
    I am now going to go listen to some Reggae music and trip away, maaaan..
    Here's wishing you and your loved ones a lovely weekend in beautiful BC.
    In kindness and positive wishes, your way, Gary:-)

  17. What a beautifully descriptive post, Gary! Now I simply MUST get some vacation time and head for a tropical destination for my palm trees and ocean breeze! And a timely post...since the weather is really start to get chilly and I HATE winter!! Oh, where is my beach???? =)

  18. hi mr gary! the beach is my most favorite place i could be. when i get running bare footed in the sand and could be in the sunlight and run right into the water and dive under the waves im sooo happy. i could feel like nothing could be better then just being there. that was a really nice post.
    ...hugs from lenny

  19. One of my favorite places....wishing the weather was a bit nicer so I could take the family there today. =)

  20. Dear Gary,
    Life's a beach, it seems, and then you die.
    However, there is beauty in this terrible world, and your post is certainly beautifully and evocatively written- you feel as if you're almost there. I love the ending too.
    You have a very real talent for writing, Gary, don't let no one tell you otherwise!
    Yours with Very Best Wishes,
    P.S. My recent op went well, although I can now hardly move my left arm without some pain. Still, it should all heal soon enough. I'll be in touch to tell you all about it. I'm sure you'll look forward to that!

  21. Hi Gary, I'm late again. Doh!
    Thanks for this truly evocative piece; it was like being there, wherever 'there' is.
    (Reminds me of being in Barbados many years ago.)

  22. Oh I love the beach (when there's not a crap ton of ppl on them walking around in speedos and bikinis they've absolutely no business wearing) Beautiful post Gary. Have a great weekend eh?
    :) Sam

  23. What a beautiful piece of prose Gary.
    I love beaches and watching the sea, find it so calming and makes me realise that I am such a small part of a huge powerful and beautiful mosaic.

  24. Dear Gary, this imagery is simply beautiful and will stay in my mind. I love the sea and the tranquility it brings us. What amazing writing....

  25. You paint a very tranquil scene with your words. Makes me wish I lived close to a beach or, at least, makes me wish I was back on the beach in August.

    You have a very calming effect, my friend. I could use more of that these days.

  26. Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for your very kind words.
    Here's wishing, that soon, you will be at a tropical destination that is indeed, your beach of dreams, complete with brand new sparkly jewellery:-)
    For sure, forget about the chilly weather and visualise your beach.
    Warm wishes and a travel brochure, your way, Gary :-)

  27. Hey Lenny!
    My young friend, what you describe, sounds wonderful.
    I can just imagine you laughing and smiling as you have such an awesome time on the beach. Thanks Lenny.
    I hope you are having a really neat weekend.
    Hugs and smiles, your way, Mr. Gary :-)

  28. Hi MaDonna,
    I do so hope you get a chance to take your family to the beach. Although, I must say that I have spent many a reflective moment on a desolate beach in the most awful of weather. It was quite a meaningful experience.
    In peace and kindness, Gary :-)

  29. Dear David,
    Life's a beach and then you marry one. Oh, I didn't say that, did I?lol
    Seriously, I thank you so much for your very kind response to this posting. It was my aim to try and hopefully instil sensations of being there. Wherever 'there', may be. This posting was trying to cause reaction on various levels and I think the comments, reflect this. I am grateful for that.
    Thanks for thinking I have a talent for writing. I do hope you realise that your excellent writing has been an inspiration to me.
    Glad to know your op went well. Rest, my friend, and I very much look forward to you telling me all about it.
    Kind wishes and a bucket of sand, your way, Gary:-)

  30. Hi bazza,
    You, my charming friend, are never too late. I must apologise for taking so long to responding to your latest informative posting. So 'doh!', also:-)
    Thanks for considering this an evocative posting. Of course,'there' is wherever you wish it to be. Barbados sounds pretty darn good to me!
    Take care of yourself. In kindness, Gary.

  31. Hi Sam,
    Yes, a beach with a heaving mass of flesh, is not exactly the ideal.
    You should see me in speedos, or for that matter, a bikini. Nah, forget I mentioned the speedos lol
    Thanks for thinking this was a beautiful post.
    Hope you are having a great weekend n' stuff, eh:-)
    In kindness and a pair of used speedos, your way, Gary..

  32. Hi Juliana,
    Thank you for your very kind thoughts. Beaches can be such calming places. And quite right, it makes one realise that we are "a small part of a huge powerful and beautiful mosaic."
    Thank you, Juliana.
    I hope you had a most pleasant weekend.
    With respect, Gary.

  33. Dear Cher,
    Thank you so much for your lovely response.
    Nothing like being 'there', the beach of dreams, or wherever our senses carry us.
    Here's hoping you've had a peaceful and pleasant weekend.
    In kindness and respect, Gary.

  34. Hi Kelly,
    Thank you for your very kind comment. It is most appreciated.
    In your mind, you are back on the beach. This is a calming and positive focus that makes your world, that little bit better.
    Take care, my friend, and think of your beach of dreams.
    With respect and positive wishes, your way, Gary :-)

  35. You would have enjoyed the weekend I have just been too, full of poetry and discussions about beautiful words.. Hugs.. xx

  36. Whoops, so tired, just got back, can't spell anymore... sigh.. :0)

  37. Hi Gary,
    Love that beach, of course Julie and I would be rolling round naked on it. That would only add to the ambience, and no doubt we would leave our own marks in the sand.
    Great blog

  38. Hi Carole,
    That sounds like a most idyllic weekend. Must have been very inspiring listening to poetry and talking about beautiful words.
    Hope you have a nice, restful sleep.
    Hugs, Gary x

  39. Hi Philip,
    I just know you two would have a wonderful time on your very own naked beach of dreams.
    And, no doubt, your marks in the sand, would leave a thoughtful impression:-)
    Thanks Philip. Please take very good care of yourselves.
    In peace and kindness, Gary.

  40. I grew up with the sand between my toes and the Atlantic Ocean for my bathwater.. I am one with the beach..any beach..anywhere..

    what a beautiful read for this early Monday morning. Thank you..

  41. Well Gary,
    We all leave the marks that we want to. As for the waves washing them away............... I believe, leave nothing and take away only memories. A great idea for what mankinds footprint on the world could be. Ah, alas.
    Philip x

  42. Hi Lynne,
    I thank you for such a lovely comment. Your sense of oneness with the beach is truly an inspirational thought.
    Very pleased you liked this posting. Here's wishing you a peaceful week ahead.
    In kindness, Gary.

  43. Hi Philip,
    Excellent, my friend. I was trying to have this posting reach on many levels and interpretations. You have added another dimension of thought that is greatly appreciated. This is most heartening. Thanks Philip
    Respect and warm wishes to the both of you, Gary x

  44. HI to the dream weaver, who paints the sun with words. WHile reading your work I felt the sun on the back of my head or was that just the bad heating in the flat?
    I came in from work cold and a bit annoyed cause I had nothing to eat and couldn't be arsed cooking then I read you prose. Suddenly I am wipping up coconut rum smoothies with the beach boys playing in the background. If I had a pet they would of thought I had gone boncus instead I have a neighbour thumping on the ceiling - I bribed him with a coconut and a reading from you prose
    it was delicious to read

  45. beautifully written, Gary... i am short on words because the tide has washed them away :)

  46. you are so fortunate to be living by a beach 7 express yourself so wonderfully!

    and thanks for dropping by my blog

  47. Hi Kerrie,
    I sure hope it was the sensation of feeling the sun on the back of your head:-)
    I'm heartened to think that after another day of the 'daily grind', you were transported to another 'place'.
    Rum smoothies, coconuts and some Beach Boys music. Now that must have really created some 'Good, good, good, good... Vibrations':-)
    I reckoned if you had a pet that it would have been a dancin' along to the music. And your neighbour most likely enjoyed a coconut and a bit of prose. So, a pretty darn good ending to your day.
    Thanks for such a nice comment. I'm off to listen to a bit of Jacob Marley, I mean Bob Marley:-)
    In kindness and a spare coconut, your way, Gary.

  48. Hi Joanne,
    Thank you. And the tide washed the words away, yet the memory of the moment, lives on, forever. :-)

  49. Greetings Smita,
    Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comment.
    I am actually quite far from a 'real' beach. The beach of dreams is that happy place that I visit in my mind.
    My pleasure to drop by your blog. Your poetry is wonderful.
    With respect and kind wishes, your way, Gary :-)

  50. I love the beach. You really brought me to a beautiful and tranquil place with this. Gorgeous writing here.

  51. From the Award-Winning, even though he doesn't have a blog, Sir Tom Eagerly:
    I decided not to post a comment this time Gary.
    Best regards, Sir Tom.

  52. The said? Who dat?

  53. That was beautiful...and you know my favorite place in the world is the ocean....Well done...Gary..!

  54. Greetings Melissa,
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a very nice comment. Much appreciated.
    Of course, near where you live, are some truly beautiful beaches. I have fond memories of English Bay,
    Spanish Banks, Kitsilano and um...Wreck Beach:-)
    Have a peaceful and positive week, Melissa.
    Kind wishes, Gary.

  55. Hello The,
    Thank you very much for deciding not to post a comment. That was very considerate of you.
    Kind regards, Sir Gary Earnestly.

    Sir Tom said...
    "The said? Who dat?"

    Hello Sir Tom,
    Who dat? I thought I saw a puddy tat.

  56. Hi smArtee,
    Thank you kindly for your thoughtful words.
    Peaceful wishes and ocean thoughts, your way, Gary.

  57. There's nothing like a day at the beach. That was a lovely post. Also, welcome to the Divine Secrets of the Writing Sisterhood! It's good to have you along

    Mary Mary

  58. Ahhh! I want to be under the stars on a beach now. Thank you very much! This was lovely!

  59. Hello The Sisterhood,
    For sure. There is nothing like a day at the beach, in reality, or in the mind's eye.
    Thank you for thinking this was a lovely post.
    And it's very nice to interact with you in the wonderful world of the blogging community.
    With kindness and respect, Gary.

  60. Hi Samantha,
    And may your wish come true. I thank you for your comment.
    Have a peaceful day in beautiful France.
    In kindness, Gary.

  61. Reading this sent chills through me - a physical reaction to the most beautiful vehicle of words to imagery! You are the most amazing writer, and your thoughts only enhance that! Beautiful, astounding!!

    Always, Peace.

  62. Dear CindyLu,
    I want to thank you so much for reading and commenting on this posting.
    Your warm words resonate in my thoughts and I'm so thankful that you were absorbed with the imagery. Thank you for allowing yourself to drift along and embrace the ambience and tranquillity that was the aim of this writing.
    May you be on the beach of dreams.
    With kindness and peaceful wishes, your way, Gary

  63. Hi, I am visiting from Cindy's link... that was beautiful...... I live on the beach, and will be on it all day today. These words will stay with me...

  64. Hi Hilary,
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. That is most appreciated. Delighted that you came over via CindyLu's link.
    I'm flattered by your kind words and hope you had a most wonderful time on the beach :)
    In peace and kindness, your way, Gary.


I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.