Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The journey to Happiness: Waves

Argumentative waves

antagonistic; at odds with each other and the world, fight their way to shore. Push and elbow others aside for supremacy.

In their race to win they fling aside tendrils of spray; shovel mounds of sand from ocean floor to add weight to their angry bluster. Yellow now and murky, they jostle and elbow aside smaller kin, devour, then attack the shore with ferocious assault.

A pair of pied oyster-catchers probe for food, oblivious to their apparent peril, delicate at the water’s edge.

Footsteps, one pair horse-shoe heeled, the other spine ribbed, weave companionably along the desolate sands.

A drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more. No less.

Photos taken at the Bongil Bongil National Park NSW on the road trip to the Happiness and its Causes conference in Brisbane June 2011.


Liza said...

Lovely. And now I must go to the beach...

sue said...

Liza, good for the soul!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice! And great photos.

Ms. Becky said...

very nice Sue. I especially like that second photo.

sue said...

Alex, thankyou, I appreciate you dropping by
Becky, those birds were thriving. I enjoyed watching them