Scattered images in my mind January 2010

Sunrise, sunset and erotica in Coral Bay

The landing of the schooner 'Maud' in 1884 is the earliest recorded European activity in Coral Bay area.
The landing of the schooner 'Maud' in 1884 is the earliest recorded European activity in Coral Bay area.
The site was becoming very popular with locals and adventurous travellers. In 1968 formal settlement began with the establishment of a hotel, caravan park and service station.
The site was becoming very popular with locals and adventurous travellers. In 1968 formal settlement began with the establishment of a hotel, caravan park and service station.
The hotel was named the Coral Bay Hotel in reference to the beautiful coral reef in the bay area. Subsequently the settlement became known as Coral Bay.
The hotel was named the Coral Bay Hotel in reference to the beautiful coral reef in the bay area. Subsequently the settlement became known as Coral Bay.
Perfect, pristine and protected. Located between Exmouth and Carnavon on the shores of the Ningaloo Marine Park is a perfect destination for people who wants to see nature at its very best.
Perfect, pristine and protected. Located between Exmouth and Carnavon on the shores of the Ningaloo Marine Park is a perfect destination for people who wants to see nature at its very best.
Coral Bay is all about hitting the beach. Paradise Beach is my destination with its brilliant white sands and crystal clear waters...tomorow
Coral Bay is all about hitting the beach. Paradise Beach is my destination with its brilliant white sands and crystal clear waters...tomorow
There are around 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish on the Coral Bay, some of them very poisonous...
There are around 250 species of coral and over 500 species of fish on the Coral Bay, some of them very poisonous...
Head north from Coral Bay past the boat mooring area to the sheltered Skeleton Bay
Head north from Coral Bay past the boat mooring area to the sheltered Skeleton Bay
Its large area of waist deep water is perfect for a relaxing swim, but watch out...
Its large area of waist deep water is perfect for a relaxing swim, but watch out...
From October to March up to 200 reef sharks frolic in the shallow water
From October to March up to 200 reef sharks frolic in the shallow water
Another perfect day for seeking relaxation, adventure or simply something refreshinlgy different..
Another perfect day for seeking relaxation, adventure or simply something refreshinlgy different..
Before the perfect sunset...
Before the perfect sunset...
The perfect refreshing dip...
The perfect refreshing dip...
Manta Rays can be seen year round at Coral Bay. They migrate in guge schools and snorkellers can use the opportunity to swim with these playful creatures.
Manta Rays can be seen year round at Coral Bay. They migrate in guge schools and snorkellers can use the opportunity to swim with these playful creatures.
Hopefully I see them before the another perfect day ends.
Hopefully I see them before the another perfect day ends.
Did you know?.. Manta Rays have the largest brain of all fishes which explains their inquisitive nature.
Did you know?.. Manta Rays have the largest brain of all fishes which explains their inquisitive nature.
The beaches and shores around Coral Bay provide some excellent opportunities for walking, relaxing and observing wildlife.
The beaches and shores around Coral Bay provide some excellent opportunities for walking, relaxing and observing wildlife.
Walking along the coast in sunrise or sunset...
Walking along the coast in sunrise or sunset...
What a day!
What a day!
I have got it all - sunrise, sunset and relax, adventure and something different between... If you like travelling with me, just come back next week for part 2.
I have got it all - sunrise, sunset and relax, adventure and something different between... If you like travelling with me, just come back next week for part 2.

Defining a decade, defining my place in it


The past decade
greeted me with deaths
of my grandparents
and parents
from cancer

But only days
before the decade
ends
a major breakthrough
the genetic revolution
and one of the plagues
it promises to cure

I hope it will be not late
for me
a middle-aged woman
living with a cancer
caused by genetic mistakes
in my body’s DNA
I hope it finally takes
scientists one step
closer
to the medicine’s
holy grail

The past decade
greeted me with bigger waistline
and I realized
that even the greatest medical
advance for the greater good
will not save me
from my own bad habits.
It is time to listen to my body,
eat healthy, eat slowly
slim down
and exercise.

There are endless news
about great actors, artists, politicians..
but what about personal achievements
of scientists, surgeons and doctors
who took a quantum leap
forward
this decade
to save our lives?

The past decade
greeted me with the grasping, cynical
and venal world of busy people
dreaming of big business
rushing to make money
rushing to spend money
desperately running out of time…
and I realized
that even the greatest medical
advance for the greater good
will not save me
from my own bad habits
It is time to listen to my mind,
slow down
and appreciate the rest of the time
I have on this earth
Now.

I do not hurry
any more
I don’t have time
I linger for ages
on a seemingly
unimportant detail
of the oyster shell
which I normally
overlook
in the rush
to satisfy
my sensation-hungry
senses
endlessly
bombarded by
fast pacedcolourful images
in full artificial light

I do not hurry
any more
I don’t have time
I switch off
the light.


The oyster shell
so delicate
to the point of fragility
so profound beauty
full of feminine sensibility
and male’s depths of feeling
just like our relationships
hushed and synched
to the beating
of the human heart.
I blow away
the grains of sand
and concentrate
on the tiniest
most revealing detail
a whisper
of your voice
the lovers
kept apart
snatches of their dialogue
touch through the divide
scattered images
in my mind

Oysters produce pearls
objects of great value
in our money hungry world
Once you have the oyster,
it gives up the pearl
without much of fight.
‘ The world is our oyster,
we live in a place,
where everything is for sale,
great love and friendship
affection and passion
are just words…’
Do you really think
you can get
something of great value
with ease?

I feel the hardness of the oyster shell
on my palm
I just want to live
truthfully, honestly, simply
free of affectation
and pretence
directly in touch
with my surging, battered heart
I leave the oyster shell
behind
unopened
overwhelmed with grief
and drained
but with a clear understanding
of the meaning of the love.
Pearls are not
what I need
I am 45
I am happy to be alive.

I do not hurry
any more
I don’t have time
I switch off
the light.

You enter,
and switch on
the light,
wonderfully amusing and robust
you proudly boast
that you can command
nature itself
a bit of a joke,
the social conventions
of our times
is your priority
we are together
and we are alone
against the respective sides
of the shared wall.


We sit and we listen
to the endless news
about successful businessmen,
who know how to cheat and
make a good fortune
the same happy-ending story
of our modern heroes
and their great potential.

“ But what about personal achievements
of humble people
you meet every day,”
I ask,
“living with loyalty, honesty
and simplicity
and hoping like mad
that they will be rewarded
for their kindness?”

“ You mean Good Samaritans,
just like you?”
You laugh.
“ Sorry my love,
if you know a wealthy man
who,
wants to leave his fortune
to someone worthy of his charity,
just mention my name,
but
I think they died out.
All except you,
my love,
and you don’t have
money to spare.”
You laugh again.


I leave the room,
but I want to say,
I am not a Good Samaritan,
I just want to live
truthfully, honestly, simply
free of affectation
and pretence
directly in touch
with my surging, battered heart
I do not hurry
any more
I don’t have time
Please, switch off
the light.


The past decade
greeted me with pain
I cried myself out
I cried so much
I ran dry
I was left with a pain
that didn’t disappear
for a long time
I could cry
even now
thinking about
the misery
of huge crowds
of people
washed away into nothingness
and the pain
of the loved ones
left behind.
The past decade
greeted me with another year.
I am 45
I am finally happy who I am
I love my body
I love my mind
I love my life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Love your life
Keep your life
Don’t dwell on the past
too long.
A lot of people give
their lifes away
too easy
Even in our
money hungry world
there is no value
in letting your own life go…













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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Bravo Beata, for another wonderful visit to a place I'll never see, and even more important, for sharing you profound thoughts on life. I hope you enjoy a wonderful New Year and leave the pain of the past behind. As always, Lynda


papajack 6 years ago

Beats: this is an excellent example of free verse and the powerful example of not having the time to hurry knocked me off my feet. Bravo!


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you so much my dear loyal followers, because I am slowing down, I don't write so much as before, I am happy you still come and visit my site. All the best from Beata


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paul_gibsons 6 years ago from Gibsons, BC, Canada

happy 2010... long may you carry on....


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Denizee 6 years ago

The most intense spiritual part of your being is pouring out through words that capture the readers attention. You have the talent instilled upon you now, after grieving & loss to share to the world what is most important in life and what is not. You have eloquently styled a write that deserves to be shared and read. I applaud you on this write because I can relate so well, the losses - and the changes on perspective of life in general - we know now - we have been tested beyond the norm and you have voiced your beliefs and I say "Amen" to that. Great job.


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Paul and Denizee, it great to feel the closeness of faraway soulmates, who understand you, one of the reason I am happy to live in this age is that barriers of distance, time, age have been broken...and you can get connected to anyone anywhere if you manage to tap into the same or similar mindset or personal trait...I am very grateful that I manage to find you ...All the best from Beata


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i so enjoyed this, it was a great read......


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my dear loyal friend on the big wide web for your nice comment. All the best from Beata


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

You have a way with your words, loved it...


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you dear Moulik, I just have to be careful not to make many mistakes...maybe I will learn eventually especially with help of my loyal readers. All the best from beata


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Really beautiful, Beata. I was drawn into your world by your words and I loved being there! Thanks for sharing. Would love to meet those mantas! Hope you are keeping well.

Love and peace

Tony


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Tony,as they say the beauty of the place is reflected in the eyes of beholder...


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Another beautiful hub, I too learned several years back to SLOW down and take time to communicate with people and the world around us. I'm glad you're still here and gracing us with your wisdom. Peace!!


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia Author

Peace to you as well justom and a lot of courage in 'slowing

our time' and enjoying the life to the full....all the best to you...love from Beata


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Beata-

You have the most incredible attitude and I am so drawn to your inspirational words, your insight and your amazing photos. Ironically, your story is devastatingly sad but your "scattered images" speak of hope and beauty and love.

You are truly blessed - Honored to follow beside you :-)


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Beata Stasak 5 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you dear Chatkath, we are amazing creatures, us humans, we are able of unbearable cruelty but also of unbearable love and we are able to change, to make that 180 degree turn if faced with enormous challenges so we can start again:)


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Profound words, "even the greatest medical advance for the greater good will not save me from my own bad habits."

I could relate to so much of what you said having finally discovered there is life after the corporate world. Losing my Dad and brother-in-law and almost losing my sister to cancer in the last few years has changed what I once saw as important. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

Dad always said, "Slow down and smell the roses." I finally get it.

Your pictures were gorgeous!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

My dear Peg, my diagnosis was a blessing for me in so many profound ways, I have rediscovered my passion for writing and photography ...and most of all it made me more human, more sensitive to other people's needs and I have discovered real me...finally:)


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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

Simply put, your words and your pictures were beautiful.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, 'ktrapp' for stopping by and visiting my part of the world:)...happy that your time has not been waisted:)


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SweetMocha-Monroe 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing. I no longer hurry nor do I have the patience to be wasted on mindless details. I am 47 and for the first time in my life, I am glad to be here. I became lost in your words, very beautiful. Voted up. Awesome. Beautiful and Inspiring.


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hush4444 4 years ago from Hawaii

Beautiful hub! I can't believe that English is not your first language - you have a wonderful way with words!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my dear fellows 'beauty seekers and beauty finders'....we are fortunate, we find our peace....thank you dear 'hush...', I am honoured with your comment, my English is sometimes perfect, sometimes 'unEnglish':)...depending on situation and my mood...but I love words, I am teacher of Art by profession so I use words (in language I know as my paint brush:)...


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada

You make me want to get up and go there....


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

...what is there to stop you...put your hiking shoes on and come on...or at least close your eyes and travel in your imagination...

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