Friday, April 4, 2008

The Rip Tides of Travel - Madness in Maui

Rip Tide©T.R. Ryan 2008

Maui, Hawaii - The sea and I are nearly one today - both being ripped apart by the gravitational pull from the spin of the earth. I have just arrived to these Hawaiian islands after a transcontinental journey from Paris and this morning I seem to feel the entire rush of the world as it spins by - this is jet lag at its worst and the madness of motion in its finest moment.

The forces that pull at these island tides rushing and heaving them away from the shore show no mercy on my own inner tides. I swagger and sway as the full force of gravity pulses through my body - begging to follow these ocean currents out toward distant shores. I have traveled enough for today - the more distant shores must wait. I fear complete internal combustion looms -- and beg for my own full moon to stave this potent lunacy.

27 comments:

ellen b said...

I hope you find your equilibium soon. The photo is so interesting...you have a talent with expression in words...

Anonymous said...

This is simply an amazing photo ... it's just like we are flying or surfing towards earth ...since it's Hawai I guess surfing would be better ... Great post also.

John said...

This is a very good photo! Great SWF post.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning... so creative and your words compliment the picture so well

Marie said...

Very nice photo!

Anne-Berit said...

Great shot:o)

Daniel J Santos said...

Excellent post, excellent picture, well done.

Kostas said...

Very good the post, beautiful photograph, marvellous the technique!

dot said...

Great post! An amazing picture and you certainly have a way with words!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is interesting

SandyCarlson said...

I hope your body catches up with the earth or vice versa.

I love this photo and your thoughts on it. Beautifully done, as ever. Thanks for stopping by.

Serendipity said...

Wow!

How did you accomplished the effect? I can feel the motion.

My sky watch

Luiz Ramos said...

Taken and words: a feeling.
Good.

Lana Gramlich said...

Take it easy, hon. Get yourself some nice sleep. *Hug*

Mary said...

Hi T.R.!

Thanks for your comment lately. Your blog is incredibly beautiful! I check in here regularly for a little vacation.

On Tuesday of this week I decided to break away from the keyboard and monitor for a while. The job is wearing on me and I'm just plain uninspired. The time for posting, the blogroll and the huge readership got to be too much so I'm stepping away, probably for a week or two or three. Right now I need to find time to live life outdoors get off the chair! But I'll be checking in here occasionally for a virtual vacation :o)

Mary

David said...

Yes, this photo goes perfectly with your text.

CHeers,

David Webb: Pictures of Nature

Dancin' Fool said...

That is stunning. I feel drawn in just looking at it.

imac said...

What a fantastic take on sky watch.
Love the photo and info, hope you recover soon and travel again.

Thanks for traveling to my blog and your kind comments.

andrée said...

A wonderful post and one that makes me think of many things. I love the photo effects.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

This is a fantastic photo! You did a nice job!
Have a nice weekend:)

BigAssBelle said...

i prescribe a shaded hammock on the beach where the waves wash up nearby and fill your dreams with the rhythms of the earth. there is great pleasure in recovering from exhaustion when time is not critical. hope you are rested soon.

chanpheng said...

That's quite an incredible picture - "It's full...of...stars...."

Selma said...

I feel your sense of fatigue but also your joy at seeing all these wonderful places. It's a delight to travel along with you!

Craver Vii said...

Fun! Both the photo and the text were quite a ride!

Kim said...

Great photo. I love the colors. Your words are beautiful as well.

Doug Taron said...

Cool photo. I remember feeling that way in Hawaii. I don't think it was the jetlag. I guess I just know too much ecology and see despair where others see paradise :(

T.R. said...

Yes Doug, invasives, invasives, invasives....these happy isles of the pacific are perfect proof of how quickly a few invasive species can rewrite history with nothing left in the archives.

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