Weaving Waves

I was out at the beach around lunchtime today when the tide was making her way in ever so gently. The sea wasn’t rough but the waves were going in all directions ~ rather like the legs of newborn lambs.

It made me think of lace, intricate crochet, and well-worn hands knitting Aran Sweaters without any need to even glance at a pattern.

I carved the word wave in the sand and, as I was watching the sea come in to gently wash each letter away, I thought of the many ways in which we use the word: wavy hair; waves of grief; a wave of the hand; waving goodbye, crashing waves; whispering waves…




Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

17 thoughts on “Weaving Waves”

  1. Hi Jean,

    The sound and the sight of waves going in and out is one of my favorite things. It is so relaxing. I have several meditation sound tracks that have this very sound and they always put me right to sleep.


  2. I love your musings on the meanings and uses of words Jean, you make me think of a word I hadn’t thought much about, except in one context and make me wonder at all its other possible meanings.

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