Ocean Waves Electric

Thought this was pretty cool at the Boca Museum of Art.

Electronic Ocean Waves. 

Mesmerizing and calming.

And all in bits and bytes. 

They also had a display of black and white photos of the ocean waves. 

But it was a little too sterile for me. 

I like nature and nurture in perfect harmony.  😉

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

What’s With The Water

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At this time of some major hurricanes hitting the USA (first Harvey, and now approaching IRMA and Jose)…


I have been remembering from the other day when I was in the pool, but I had a very different experience from usual. 


Yes, I was swimming hard and disciplined doing my laps.


But my mind decided to focus on the water.


Just the water…nothing else. 


I literally blanked out the world around me…no pool, no exercise, no other people, no current events, no random thoughts.


I just put all my senses unto the water itself. 


The cool softness of the water as it glided over my hands and body. 


The subtle resistance of the water, yet the buoyancy it provided. 


The waves and current as the water flowed around my body moving crisply through it.


The healing purity of the water physically and spiritually. 


I imagined the clearest and cleanest water, and how it quenches our thirst and washes everything in the world clean again. 


Water, earth, wind and fire…the wisdom and perfection of them and us cannot possibly be random events, but they are testament to the genius of our Creator. 


Thank you G-d especially for the water in the time, place, and amount that is for a blessing–and as a series of strong hurricanes continue to roar towards your people, let it be merciful. 


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ocean Waves (Take 60 Seconds To Enjoy)

I took this video of the ocean waves coming unto the sandy beach (some seaweed included).


60 seconds of pure calm and peaceful tide. 


Today, they finally took down the purple flags that indicate dangerous marine life, so we were able to go in the ocean and really enjoy. 


The rhythm of the ocean waves, the sun tanning our skin, the warm relaxing water, and the people playing and laughing (and some kissing).  


Thank you Hashem for this wonderful day and the beautiful world you created for us to partake of–blessed are thou! 


(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

See It Change

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This was a pretty cool effect at this hotel (The Sonesta) in Fort Lauderdale, where we stopped to cool off for a few minutes.



In the lobby, they have these wavy lines over the entire walls and doors where you come in. 



But what is even better is that the lines change color.



Here you can see three pictures of a door in the lobby.



One minute they are pink, next orange, and then yellow. 



The funny thing is I barely noticed it when I was there.



It is was such a subtle change.



Maybe that’s the way to make change really take in your life–incrementally, rather than violently and abruptly.



Then instead of withdrawal and personal convulsions, you have a new and hopefully better you! 😉



(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Skiing The Rainbow

Skiing The Rainbow

After the rain stopped finally, we got to go jet skiing off the Ft. Lauderdale beach.

The waves were insane though…

The instructor tells us, “Oh be careful, because the waves can turn the jet ski over–especially when you’re coming in and out–and it weights 900 pounds!”

Trying to get on this thing with the sand shifting under my feet and the waves making this thing flip up like a bucking bronco–let’s just say that I had more than a few second thoughts.

But for my daughter’s sake, we went forward–BTW Rebecca, you were very brave and I thank you for making me do these things and come out of my comfort zone.

It was a scary, but amazing time, and a spectacular rainbow came out for the event (in fact, it was a double rainbow, which I had never even heard of).

Being a bunch of city kids, this was an awesome sight for us.

Thanks to my wife for taking the short video of our journey today, and thank you to G-d for bringing me to this moment.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)