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    Default Contemplative moments for a brief respite..

    I'd like to post little scenes here that are filmed/videoed/shot in real time. The idea is to provide an easy to find place of quiet contemplation. A refuge where brief meditative moments might be enjoyed. One might label these brief moments, mise-en-scene, a term used in film for long shots in real time.

    Here is the first one for your enjoyment!!

    I took it this morning at 5:00 am as the moon was slowly setting over the Pacific.

    With Love to you!



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    Here's another one that I took about an hour-and-a-half after the previously posted "video." You'll see some birds (gulls, terns) flying around in the background and beneath them are dolphins feeding..

    With Love



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    Thanks Forest! From Sumo oranges to gulls hovering on the waves, you always bring the best gifts to Avalon.

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    Quote Posted by Kryztian (here)
    Thanks Forest! From Sumo oranges to gulls hovering on the waves, you always bring the best gifts to Avalon.
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    Lovely videos Forest, thank you.

    Which beach did you go to?

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    Lovely videos Forest, thank you.

    Which beach did you go to?
    Hey Latte, thank you!

    The beach, Newport Beach, is less than 10 minutes from the house that I share here in Southern California. I go early in the morning, @5:00, sit and have my coffee under the stars as the surf is breaking against the sand and rolling almost to my feet!

    Then, every morning that I can, I take a 3-mile walk, barefoot, in and out of the water. 1.5 miles down and then turn around and walk back. Different every day due to moon phase, tides, weather, etc. It's a lovely way to start the day!

    It's around sunrise when I finish.

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    Okay, here's a really good one that I found on Youtube. It's an hour long and done with very high quality equipment.

    So, I don't think we have to post only "videos" that we've shot ourselves. AND, importantly, everyone should feel free to contribute to this thread. If you find a scene of beauty that resonates with you, go ahead and post it here!



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    If you find a scene of beauty that resonates with you, go ahead and post it here!
    Currently living a block away from a major highway, and within an earshot of a major railroad line, not to mention the mind numbing jingle from the ice-cream truck that has it's route based in my neighborhood this time of the year, I often day dream, but more anything, look forward to day when I return to the places where my soul feels truly at home.

    Here is where the silence is deafening, where the landscape is breathtaking, where the night skies make me homesick of a place known only to the most deeper reaches of my soul, and where the magic that lurks cannot be adequately put into words.

    Thus, a couple of years ago I created the two time-lapse videos below - to always remind me of where my soul most feels at home. May these landscapes and skies bring to your soul what they have brought to mine. Enjoy

    Christian



    “Hózhó" is a Navajo word that means “walking in beauty” – or living in a manner that strives to create and maintain balance, harmony, beauty and order. Hózhó, the Navajo concept of balance and beauty is similar to, but much richer in meaning than the term “conservation”, as it implies a deep connection between people and land. To be "in Hózhó" is to be at one with and a part of the world around you.




    Gaia, in Greek mythology, was the name given to the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

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    Quote Posted by ChristianSky (here)
    Quote Posted by Forest Denizen (here)
    If you find a scene of beauty that resonates with you, go ahead and post it here!
    Currently living a block away from a major highway, and within an earshot of a major railroad line, not to mention the mind numbing jingle from the ice-cream truck that has it's route based in my neighborhood this time of the year, I often day dream, but more anything, look forward to day when I return to the places where my soul feels truly at home.

    Here is where the silence is deafening, where the landscape is breathtaking, where the night skies make me homesick of a place known only to the most deeper reaches of my soul, and where the magic that lurks cannot be adequately put into words.

    Thus, a couple of years ago I created the two time-lapse videos below - to always remind me of where my soul most feels at home. May these landscapes and skies bring to your soul what they have brought to mine. Enjoy

    Christian



    Christian Sky,

    These are beautiful! Well done.

    Thank you

    Ken

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    Wonderful, tranquil places in both sets of videos.

    One can feel the perfection even in the videos.

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    This one is in Facebook but it's well worth a watch. You'll have to click the link and then click on the video once you get there for the ambient sound, which is awesome! It's in HD but might take a minute for the HD quality to kick in. Once it does, Amazing!!

    https://www.facebook.com/visitsenja/...31218610397263
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    This one is an hour of New Zealand..

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    This one is 8 hours of beautiful nature scenes with only ambient sound!!



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    Taken this morning as the full moon was setting over the Pacific



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    Happy Sunday! Taken early this morning, June 16, 2019, Newport Beach, CA. Low clouds, low tide, and a couple of Heerman's gulls.. Enjoy!

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