I never realized how soothing wavegazing can be

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Wave comes.

Woosh

Another comes, stronger.

Woossshhhh

But just when you thought you got the gist...

Woosh

A small one. Small one comes and implodes into itself, before it even got a chance to roar, like an anticlimax after a long buildup, leaving just an irregular geometric shapes of foaming ripples. Until it soothes and integrates back to the deep wave that sweeps across the bottom of the ocean.

A big whitecap roars, but collapses onto its own ambition, like a pile of ants reaching for sky collapsing under its own weight.

The ocean is formless, but firm - it keeps dozens of tons of mass on surface, but it doesn't crab you, and the more you try to grab, the sooner you realize that only option is to let go. Let go of unnecessary structure and attempt to compartmentalize what you see.

With each passing wave, it gets easier.

Woosh

Each wave cleans and washes away the gunk.

Woosh

Erasing every unnecessary thought that has tangled its poisonous strangle over your roots.

Woosh

Until your eyes follow everything but nothing in particular in the constant flow of shifting state of the ocean.

A sudden thought appears, clearer than any other thought I've ever had: I want ice cream.

Looking into the distance with only few lights visible from the black horizon, fulfilling my small hedonistic pleasure with a zen-like focus, I see a beam of light emerging from the black sea: another ferry. As the lonely light - looking out of place like a showcase in a ghost town - slides past us, I try to see if there's anyone on the deck. It is too far to see, but in my mind I cannot but hope that someone else is also wishing: "is there anyone on the other deck hoping the same as I am?" That someone is thinking of you on the other side despite not knowing who it is, where he is going or where has she come from. Maybe my lover from another life is there, one with whom my destiny didn't meet, but passed right in front of me.

Maybe in the next life we're both going to the same direction.

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I think waves can have the same soothing effect on a person as staring into a campfire maybe?

Similar effect for sure, for some reason the effect for me is greatest with waves that come off the boat when it's cutting through the ocean.

I miss the sea and waves now.

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Aren't you on the island? Or are you somewhere else now?

In saigon now. Just left the island.

Never should've left.

Quite amazing to listen to this read! underscore woosh underscore... If you haven't already I'd recommend it.
I'm sure that there is someone on the other deck thinking of you! Perhaps, the passing was the meeting? I see the way in which you write, sign Celestial, with the curve and flourish of C and I somehow know by seeing this that you will surely find your LOVE~

Lovely comment, thank you :)

I imagine the odds are reasonably high the person on the other ferry was having a similar thought. The ocean has a way of doing that to a person. It stirs up mystery and longing within us.

I imagine the odds are reasonably high the person on the other ferry was having a similar thought.

Somehow I think that way myself too.

I get motion sickness if I look at the waves when I'm on board a ship, but listening to the waves is very soothing

Luckily I have never had a problem with motion sickness.

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