Thursday, February 26, 2009
A little piece of the ocean in your home
What part of your home reminds you of the ocean? If you said the bathroom then you would be right. People decorate their bathrooms with fish, seashells, dolphins and other scenes from the sea all the time. Just go into any major interior decoration store and you will see what I am talking about. There are bathroom vanities with mirrors that have seashells for frames. Towels embroidered with images of sea life.
Our fascination with the ocean is a pleasant one. It also transcends to the bedroom where you can have CD's that have ocean or whale sounds on it to lull you to sleep. Our laundry detergent now has "ocean breeze" as a scent.
The next time you are near the ocean remember your home and how different it is from the real thing. The ocean does not smell like the laundry detergent, it's more like salty fish. The seashells are not perfect and whole but broken and crushed. The sound of the waves is often overshadowed by the sound of the wind.
Yes the ocean is romantic and soothing in our mind's eye but rugged in the real world.