Karen Szklany Gault - A Seafarer Mama
Some of my favorite pastimes ~
Gifts from our blue-green sea-earth home
Some people are "gifted" with talents early in their lives and others develop theirs over time. It takes years for many people to grow comfortable in their own skin until it fits just right. We often discover what we have inside us as the years pass quietly by, and we reach out to meet new experiences. Perhaps we find ourselves jumping into the fire of trials both good and bad. But those fires etch deep caverns of serenity into our souls so that we may hold deeper love in our hearts and higher aspirations in our minds. The hope that comes with the dawn of a new era for myself and my world is a beacon that leads me toward the harbor of a future that holds a sense of greater wonder than I have known before with each new discovery.
Casting Bread Upon the Sea
- SpiritSite.com Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gifts from the Sea
A site that features passages of reflections by Anne Morrow Lindbergh from her beloved book, "Gifts from the Sea."
- Seashell identification guide
Includes pictures of a variety of seashells for identification. The site also has links to other pages dedicated information about marine life identification.
- Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The definition of an Island and examples of a variety of islands are described and pictured on this page. I love the thought of spending time each year on an island.
- Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service)
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area ~ take a day to explore at least one island and you will return refreshed! I have visited Georges Island, Little Brewster Island (where Boston Light stands), and Spectacle Island.
Gifts from the High Seas
A history of seafaring adventure full of captivating images and a companion DVD with additional stories to dive into and swim through over and over.
Sailing New Horizons with Courage
New friends and neighbors grace our days with unforeseen pleasures and opportunities as we sail the waters of our lives. Community becomes an anchor for our journeys across the oceans of uncertainty. Each community we belong is held in our hearts more dearly as the years pass by. The community of nature that surrounds our home is no less wonderful than the community of people we greet outside our door. The seasons pass, wonders transform from one shape to another, and beauty surrounds us, ever fresh and inviting. The flight of dragonflies, the glow of clouds at sunset, the pearly brightness of the full moon, the silent dance of meteors, the riot or colors of the leaves on deciduous trees, all combine to keep our world enchanting.
Haunting music from the giants of the deep ~
The haunting music of whales adds mystery to sea travel; its sound can fill us with wonder.
Embracing an Ever-expanding World
As each new day dawns, the laughter of my daughter and the sparkling blue eyes of my husband hold court in my heart and all the loveliness of the world is mine. Each new day is an amazing array of possibilities, and to enjoy just a few is a worthy accomplishment. From that, I draw my contentment. As my daughter grows in beauty, she inspires me to respond to the world in new ways. As I do, my love for my world expands and my enjoyment of my world deepens. As a mother whale sings out to her pod, I sing out to my family a heartfelt song of appreciation.
Filled with the joy and laughter of parenthood, my heart and soul are ever grateful. Each accomplishment leads me on to more, seasoned with play. The feast of merry souls is ours.
© 2009 Karen Szklany Gault
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