The Sea Lives in My Soul…

I came home to the sea once again. It is here where God touches my soul… It is here when my heart feels love and peace…

It was here 16 years ago when Depoe Bay reached out to me. It is here now where my ashes will go back to the sea…

When? Only God knows when my soul returns to the sea. After all, this is where I came… It is only fitting I return to the sea…

When I look out to sea, I feel God touch my soul. I feel peace of mind once again…

I watch the Gray Whales when they visit Little Whale Cove. I stand and gaze without notice of the time.

I feel the Siletz Tribe fishing, hunting and caring for their families in the Cove long ago. I look at the Totem Pole watching over us in the Cove. It is here where God meets my soul..

Depoe Bay is a small loving, caring community by the sea. There is only kindness here. There is no hate, only love here by the sea, where sunsets appear on the horizon most days…

Storms always pass through, even when they rage. Storms pass just when I think the storm will never end. I feel renewed again, when the storm passes through.

When the Sun glows with such beauty through the clouds, I look out to sea. What do I feel and see?

I see the fishermen go back to sea again after the storm. The Whale watching boats follow closely behind too…

The cool sea breeze from the sea takes me far away. I see sea birds fly low and fly high with the wind. I close my eyes and think of love for nature and the sea. I feel love and kindness for my love too…

It is here by the sea where God meets all of us, not just some of us. I live in peace and love again right here by the sea…

My ashes will someday return to the sea. For it is here now when God touches my soul…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan and lover of the sea…