In every city lives an oddity sometimes, a proverbial “space in between”. Some beautiful alley’s that many gather around while others never notice.
Every alley is unique, marked distinctly in its own way from the street and life surrounding it. The width is different, the odors, and the structures that give it dimension all contribute to the street personality.
In comparison to people, street alleys are less fearful than digging through the deepest corridors of the human mind.
Do you love alleys or avoid them? Why? Have a favorite one? Send a photo explaining what attracts you to it. A view is worth a thousand words…
Are you waiting to find a message in a bottle? You are not alone.
A message in a bottle
How many times have you read the best selling book Message in a Bottle written by my favorite author, Nicholas Sparks? Or watched the movie version of the story released back in 1999? Once, twice, or so many times the DVD is worn and scratched?
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can – Nicholas Sparks
In short, it’s a story about a woman who finds a romantic love letter in a bottle washed up on the shore, and she tracks down the man who wrote it. The letter tugs at the heart strings of the woman who finds it and becomes obsessed with the deep love, sadness and struggle the writer describes for his lost wife.
The movie, (filmed mostly here in my hometown) has lured many hearts in search of a bottle with such a message. Ironically, each time a bottle is found with a letter or message of some sort, it makes the news. Finding bottles, containers with forms of communication from the sea has lined the shelves of many museums throughout time as sailors and travelers at sea have met tragedy. The world’s oldest message in a bottle, believed to be written by British scientist and washed up in Germany after 108 years of sea travel. The return address was the Marine Biological Association in Plymonth.
Why are so many people intrigued by finding a message in a bottle? Maybe its the popularity and attention author Nicolas Sparks book brought to the minds of readers. Perhaps it was the simple lure of the popular, romantic movie, coupled with beautiful ocean imagery combined with the popular star of the movie, Hollywood ladies’ man (at the time) Kevin Costner. If that’s not enough bate to grab your attention, consider the populate band Police and the hit song, “Message in a Bottle.” That jingle will live on forever.
Whatever the reason that compels one to search for a message in a bottle, love and curiosity fuel the hunt. Have you ever looked for a bottle with a message sealed away inside? Ever found one?
The romance of the sea is intoxicating. There is nothing on earth that can conjure up images and feelings in the minds of people like the spell of the sea. What’s your story?
Do you believe in Miracles? Wikipedia describes amiracle as an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being, God or Gods, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. Does thisdefine a miracle for you?
For starters, The Hebrew word for miracle isNes.
The term “Miracle” is often loosely used in our language. We hear of miracle drugs, miracle weight-loss, miracle products and on and on the phononem grows.I would define a miracle as a welcoming, highly extraordinary event that is believed to be caused by the power of divine intervention (God), into human affairs. This would be an outstanding example of something mysterious, with favor from God.
Most people believe miracles are answers to prayers.
There are miracles that go unrecognized, thought of as ordinary life events.
Possible or Impossible?
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
I choose to encounter miracles, to wait for them, expect them and embrace them.How about you? What kinds of miracles have you experienced? What kinds are you hoping for?
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