Watching two talented creatives effortlessly express their gifts is a humbling experience. During a visit by our artist friend Jack Weins, we hiked to the spectacular vista at Indian Sands on the Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor of the Oregon Coast. While Jack painted the dramatic scene of waves crashing against jagged offshore rocks on watercolor paper, David captured it on his camera.
Meanwhile, I, the writer, was at a loss for words except for one. Awesome! As I watched the fog-muted sunlight turn gray rolling waves into a lustrous teal, heard the thunderous clap of surf hitting the rocks and felt the ocean’s energy stir the air, I truly was awestruck — the vista was awesome. The word “awesome” popped out of my mouth again and again no matter how hackneyed it has become.
I envy Jack and David. At the end of our adventure, Jack has his paintings and David had his photos. But I left wordless. Well, almost.