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Ocean on Fire

Posted in Oceanic Exploration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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Surfing one of the world’s largest waves – real time footage

Surfing one of the world’s largest waves in slow motion

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Sea Fever

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by allisonlabine

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Photo: © Spring break 2014

Sea Fever
By: John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

*A trick is the time spent at the wheel of a ship. Spume is the froth or foam found on waves.

 

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Our Thoughts

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by allisonlabine

We are ultimately defined by our choices, but our thoughts guide us to the choices we do make. Think on the life you want to live, the person you want to be – all you already do have.

 

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.

Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.

Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.

Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.

Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.

– Author unknown

Photo by Allison LaBine; Long Island Sound

Simple pleasures

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by allisonlabine
There is a simple pleasure in faint sound and smooth touch.
Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

The Dunes

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by allisonlabine

…and the world fades away to nothing but sand, salt, sun, and another pair of footprints just over the dunes. – Allison LaBine

Photo by Clyde Butcher
http://www.clydebutcher.com

Stand your ground

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” – Mark Amend

 

Less than the width of half of my thumb, this crab still stood up to me.

Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

Beauty of your dreams

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Artwork by Ashton Howard. http://www.ashtonhoward.com