Wisdom, surfing and how people are like starfish.

Be kinder than necessary - for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle...
Be kinder than necessary – for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle…

Yesterday I walked through Ocean Beach. A few of my photographs seem to spell out a message about life.

I noticed that a small park at the corner of Sunset Cliffs and W. Point Loma Boulevard contained bits of wisdom. So did a formation of pelicans and a surfer near the OB pier.

Moving shadow in a small plaza at the corner of Sunset Cliffs and W. Point Loma Boulevard. Wisdom and love are written on an Ocean Beach wall.
Moving shadow in a small plaza at the corner of Sunset Cliffs and W. Point Loma Boulevard. Wisdom and love are written on an Ocean Beach wall.
Walking down a winding path toward Robb Field. Life is a one way meandering journey.
Walking down a winding path toward Robb Field. Life is a one way meandering journey.
Public art on an Ocean Beach wall. All starfish are beautiful, alike but different.
Public art on an Ocean Beach wall. All starfish are beautiful, alike but different.
A starfish is small but resilient. It moves and bends in life's unceasing tides.
A starfish is small but resilient. It moves and bends with life’s unceasing tides.
A starfish that suffers loss will regenerate. During its short life, it is a survivor.
A starfish that suffers loss will regenerate. During its short life, it is a survivor.
Bicycling a short distance down life's path. Be kind. The unknown awaits around some turns.
Bicycling a short distance down life’s path. Be kind. The unknown awaits around some turns.
A glimpse of immensity beyond the beach. The OB pier extends a short way toward the mysterious horizon.
A glimpse of immensity beyond the beach. The OB pier extends a short way toward the mysterious horizon.
Entering the ocean. A place of beauty, power, pleasure, danger. Like life itself.
Entering the ocean. A place of beauty, power, pleasure, danger. Like life itself.
Pelicans fly in formation to ease their path through the air.
Pelicans fly in formation to ease their path through the air.
Riding a wave. A short trip upon the mighty ocean back toward familiar land.
Riding a wave. A short trip upon the mighty ocean back toward familiar land.
Live fully. Ride well. Enjoy life. We each are very small. Be forgiving. Be kind.
Live fully. Ride well. Enjoy life. We each are very small. Be forgiving. Be kind.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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