Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Know a Girl...Who's Like the Sea

I'm having one of those days where one minute I feel one way and the next I feel something completely different. I was going through my archives and found an entire folder filled with images that I never looked at again after I shot them. They were just collecting dust on my hard drive. For some reason I opened it up today and there they were waiting to be (re)discovered.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

I started to think about my mood today and I was processing I noticed the changes in the images and I remembered the different moods of the ocean that day. One moment the waves were crashing yet behind the crazy thunder of the crash was a calm, flat sea. In another image the wind is blowing the top of the wave in the opposite direction of where it wants to go...of where it has always gone. I was meant to rediscover these photos today if for no other reason than I found a metaphor, and an appropriate U2 song to describe the many moods of me on any given day.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today's soundtrack:
U2 - No Line on the Horizon

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today is one of those days that needs two songs so even though I already posted this morning...I need a double dose this afternoon.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman


I know a girl who’s like a sea
I watch her changing every day for me
Oh yeah, oh

One day she’s still, the next she swells
You can hear the universe in her sea shells

Oh yeah, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

I know a girl with a hole in her heart
She said infinity’s a great place to start

“Time is irrelevant, it’s not linear”
Then she put her tongue in my ear

Oh, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

The songs in your head are now on my mind
You put me on pause
I try to rewind, love, and replay

Every night I have the same dream
I’m hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Oh yeah

I’m a traffic cop, Rue du Marais
The sirens are wailing
But it’s me that wants to get away

No line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

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TheBeautyFile said...

I love this post...I love personification. (did I use that properly?)

Also...reminds me of Rolling Stones (appropriate for my post today), "She's like a Rainbow."

drollgirl said...

oh the moods, how they can vary by the second. i am a moody girl. it is a tough way to live, but sometimes it can't be helped.

and your photos (and the ocean!) are just gorgeous. :)

Kristin said...

My rotten moods are really rotten but my good moods are outta this world. I think moody people love better!

Keith said...

Cool post. I feel like I've been going through mood swings. One moment I'm excited and the next I'm down.

kelly said...

there is something about the water/ocean and waves that can just calm me down. reminds me of just being able to sit at the beach watching the waves crash and having a moment to myself when im having my bipolar moods


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how you equate them with your mood...

And the poem is great too!


Carlotta said...

so powerful and beautiful..I'm a girl and I love sea!!