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The Title Wave Effect by Abby Clements

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  • The Title Wave Effect
    No matter what ocean beach you find yourself at, the experience intertwines us all in a common experience. The most beautiful thing about the ocean, is that it never grows still. Even without an audience, it remains constant. Day in and day out, the sea kisses the shore line, the waves make their subtle sound, and the land takes the hit of whatever climate comes its way.
    My first experience with the ocean was 3 years ago. My family and I took a trip to Biloxi, Mississippi. Fortunately enough, we stayed at a hotel located right on the beach itself. From the first moment I saw the ocean in the distance, I was mesmerized. For those who have only seen a lake, pond, or river, ;let me tell you, nothing will ever compare to the ocean. The transparent, blue water, and the pearl white sand, is something one will only find with an ocean. Throughout the whole week I stayed in Biloxi, I spent the majority of my time in awe of the sea. Whether it was wrapped up in a blanket on the balcony. or watching it from the sand, I was consumed. The main thing that I found absolutely crazy was, this beautiful part of nature exists everyday, when I am in my small hometown in Wisconsin, this beach will do the same thing everyday. The idea although simple, has always given me an indescribable feeling.
    Since my first trip to the sea in Biloxi, I have been lucky enough to visit other ocean beaches in the country. As I visited each new place, the ocean did the same exact thing day in and day out, as it did in my first experience in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is where I realized the most basic, but without a doubt the most beautiful thing about nature. Nature doesn’t mean an audience. It doesn’t need the parents in the stands telling it to keep going. It doesn’t need to be bribed to keep doing it’s job. The thing about nature that is so unique, is that it just does. Nature day in and day out keeps constant, and we often don’t even realize the beauty in it’s simplicity. Although my first trip to the ocean was an amazing experience in itself, I learned so much more from it, I learned to find beauty in the most simplest things in life.
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