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Something Wonderful: To see the sea

“My grandma wanted to see the ocean one last time before checking into hospice.”

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  • Foo July 21, 2022, 9:04 AM


  • Mike Seyle July 21, 2022, 9:55 AM

    That one puts a lump in my throat. Look at those two women’s delight.

  • The Motion July 21, 2022, 11:17 AM

    The ocean is a systemic racist construct of the white male patriarchy. (sarc)
    Haven’t been to the ocean since the late 1990’s and it looks like a morale booster for Grams to get to visit in person!
    The little things add up and every tiny victory builds toward more.

  • captflee July 21, 2022, 12:47 PM

    Very nice, sir. We are drawn to it, are we not?

  • Jack July 21, 2022, 2:08 PM

    Good for her and God bless her! Salt water can cure or soothe nearly any condition.

    • ThisIsNotNutella July 21, 2022, 5:29 PM

      The sea or salt water pools both do wonders for skin conditions.

      And if you up the dosage… Well look at Rameses II — he’s certainly looking great for his age!

  • Jack Lawson July 21, 2022, 4:26 PM

    The ocean… like staring into campfire at night. It’s in our DNA trying to tell us we’ve seen it many times before.

    • ThisIsNotNutella July 21, 2022, 5:28 PM

      Sperg Out Akshuallyyyyy Moment:

      Candle and campfire flames flicker with major frequency component around 10-12Hz. Covers part of the range of our brains’ Alpha Waves. So (waves hands here) they’re hypnotic.

      Only know this because years ago did an undergrad EE internship in a coal-fired power station and that’s how you remotely sense whether your burners are working or not: photocell and FFT output and look for a chonky 13Hz (in this case — flicker frequency varies when have forced draft) component.

      So in a kind of way yes, coded in our DNA but arrow of causality probably: have a human brain —> like fires. Just speculative bullshitting here though.

      Now the sound of waves on the beach and the sound of bubbling brooks — Damn right they must be coded in our DNA because Mother Of Us All and the sound of life and survival on land.

  • Dirk July 21, 2022, 4:30 PM

    Awesome, we seem to discard our elderly. When I see and hear of folks taking care of, meeting the needs of our parents our elderly friends, I feel relief. Got a neighbor a WWII vet, his minds lost, he his wife will be with us, if their family won’t step up.

    This man’s a national treasure, a Tanker at the Bulge. Few years back Frank use to come over daily, he lost his daughter to the China bug, last year,,,,,, down hill from their. It kills me to watch.

  • ThisIsNotNutella July 21, 2022, 5:34 PM

    I wheeled my mother out to see the stars the night before she had to check in to the hospice. That was good for both of us. The saddest thing was wheeling her down the garden path to the waiting ambulance the next morning. She loved gardening.

  • Dirk July 21, 2022, 6:30 PM

    God bless you, TINN

  • downeasthillbilly July 23, 2022, 5:49 PM

    My father-in-law was dying of cancer and was soon to enter the VA hospice in Baltimore. Before the drive up from NC, my wife and her sister to the beach – his favorite place, to store up time and memories, and do all of the things that he loved. Surf and pier fishing. My wife took care of him and his meds, her sister cooked all of his favorite meals, and they made bim laugh. He waz greatly loved and still greatly missed.