Sunday, November 8, 2009

52 Blessings—Ocean

Ray and Cali looking for the source of the bubbles

I like the ocean. I like the sound of the waves and the gulls, the smell of the saltwater, the power of the water moving in and out. It’s a natural playground and an observation laboratory.

Ray, Cali, Calvin, me eating shrimp, crab, more crab, mussels, corn, potatoes

I also appreciate the ocean because of shrimp, crab and lobster. Cali and Ray took Calvin and me out to The Crab Pot to thank Calvin for helping Ray build the table. If there were no ocean, there would be no saltwater shrimp and crab.

Luna Park Cafe

I also appreciate the ocean because carrageenan is made from red algae which comes from the ocean and that is what helps to thicken milkshakes. Cali and Ray took Calvin and me out to Luna Park which boasts “The Best Milkshakes in Seattle.” They’re boasting is not in vain. They also sport old-fashioned booths, a juke box with old songs, pay-a-quarter toys, vintage signs, a counter bar with round stools and wonderful hamburgers with lots and lots of fries.

I also appreciate the ocean because that is where sharks live and researchers research sharks immunity to diseases like cancer. I would like a cure to cancer.


I also appreciate the ocean because it can keep big ships afloat which account for 80 percent of how our world cargo is transported. I like things like rice from China and Toyota cars from Japan.

I also appreciate the ocean because it’s salty and if we didn’t have salt, our muscles wouldn’t contract, our blood wouldn’t circulate, our food wouldn’t digest, and our hearts wouldn’t beat. I like a beating heart.

The ocean is a great blessing that I usually take for granted, but not today. I'm sure glad the Lord knew we needed oceans.


Julie said...

All great things about the ocean! I DON'T like sharks though. They scare me even when I'm wading in the ocean. I do love salt. Nice bibs.

Jill said...

I don't eat sea food, but I do love the ocean!

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

I agree. With all of it. Great post! Can't wait to see you in a couple days :)

melanie said...

I love that everyone else has crab and you have an ear of corn. I love you Jane! The ocean is a huge blessing, great photos!

michelle said...

I love the ocean, too! Sea salt, yum. That restaurant looks like a little bit of heaven on earth. And the sound of the surf.... ahhh, nothing better.