Blue Space


1. Going to the beach reduces stress –
The positive ions in the coastal atmosphere create feelings of ease in the mind.0092. The beach boosts your creativity
The blue space of the beach clears the head and promotes feelings of calm that enable you to reflect on creative ideas.Days end - East Beach

3. Going to the beach can help reduce feelings of depression
The sound of waves combined with the sight and smells of the beach can induce a meditative state that alleviates feelings of sadness and depression.


4. Spending time at the beach changes your perspective on life

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Personally I didn’t need science to tell me that going to the beach makes me feel good but I couldn’t resist combining these scientific ideas with haiga I wrote long before I read an article about it this morning.

Reading the article did make me want to go to the beach but the wind is extremely strong here today.   Just going out the back door demands intensive planning.  Driving my car to the beach would require precise scientific calculations about wind velocity, the mass of my car and the nature of the surrounding terrain. Instead I contented myself with going through my files to find haiga about blue space.  I wrote the one below for colleen’s poetry challenge for this week.   In my mind it works as a response to her prompt but, quite possibly, I’ve been spending too much time in blue space.

tuning in

Just in case you prefer your blue space without words as I usually do here are some word free images.

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28 thoughts on “Blue Space

    1. Suzanne

      It must be freezing. My sister in Europe told me some people are calling it Russian Bear weather. I hope things begin to warm up soon.


    1. Suzanne

      I hadn’t seen the bird in the man in that photo but it fits. The photo was taken at Byron Bay at sunrise the last time I was up that. It’s a very magical place.

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  2. Like you, I didn’t need to be told about the capacities of the ocean, but I read “Blue mind” by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols with huge interest. You’ve summarised the effects beautifully in all three modes – image, definition and haiku. I especially like the “Om of the sea” one, and the “currents of my own heart” one. Altogether a splendid post.

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