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Sea Glass Beach Bucket List

Did a search for sea glass beaches and found a few in the US but … the “look don’t take”  policies may be too much to bear. 😉

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“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

There’s a Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California that looks like a really fun field trip and I can’t believe that we were in Hanapepe Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii – twice – and had no idea that they had a sea glass beach. Good reason to go back, I guess.

There’s a bunch of Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California and since I’ve never been to any of them – there are no photos so please visit Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California by clicking here.

  1. Fort Bragg, California Sea Glass Beach
  2. Del Monte Sea Glass Beach in Monterey, California
  3. Davenport, California Sea Glass Beach
  4. Cayucos, California Sea Glass Beach – and they have a sea glass festival.
  5. Abaco Islands, Bahamas has a sea glass beach.
  6. So does Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  7. Bermuda has a sea glass beach too.

And finally, there’s the sea glass beach of Ussuri Bay on Russia’s Pacific shoreline where after decades of dumping glass and porcelain into the ocean Mother Nature turned trash into treasure. Gorgeous.

The closest thing I’ve gotten to a sea glass beach were the glass gardens of the now closed “Half to Have It” shop in Halfmoon Bay.  So sad.

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“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

Smile, it’s Friday!

The featured photograph was a glass on glass piece called “Swimming with the Fishes” and was sold to a good home.

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Being Here Now

Years of practice and I can still only do what I’m doing while I’m doing it.

Writing this post thinking about walking bootless dogs, getting the towels out of the dryer and mourning the loss of bagels … must be the gluten … seriously they could have come up with a better word.

Could have listened to Ram Dass, in eighth grade, when he wrote … “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”

Being in a moment is an interesting place and from what I can tell, while I’m in and out of consciousness, it’s very relaxing, it doesn’t cost anything to get in, it’s really quiet and the doors never close.  

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Syracuse, NY Sidewalk A-ha Moment © Mara Lee
Insert Favorite Quotes by Ram Dass here - have a different moment I have to get to.  :)-

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” ― Ram Dass

“We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”  ― Ram Dass

“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” ― Ram Dass

“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” ― Ram Dass

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” ― Ram Dass

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

and a personal favorite … “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” ― Ram Dass

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we’re here! – grand canyon

Moments Matter Thursday