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Thursday, January 14, 2010

doldrums

This is a picture I found on the web when I looked up the word "doldrums". Wikipedia (don't laugh), has this information about them under the word the heading of 'Reputation':

This region is also noted for extremely calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, or are light and shifting. Hurricanes originate in this region. Because of the unpredictable weather patterns, the Doldrums became notorious with sailors because this region's periods of deadly calm could trap ships for days or weeks on end as they waited for enough wind to power their sails.

Even today the doldrums have a nasty reputation and may cause unexpected delays for the circumnavigators. Yachts may get stuck to the intertropical convergence zone for days for seeking suitable winds.


So, let's play a game. What does this picture say to you? How does it make you feel? What does it say about being in the doldrums? I'll give you my thoughts and feelings tomorrow.

6 comments:

Sleepy Cat Hollow said...

ok...am trying again. keeps telling me incorrect password. if'en I come through 3 times...delete me.

I would say...that is one hell of a beautiful spot to be "stuck" in until the winds pick up.

Would love to go swimming!

Debbie said...

I'm with Sleepy Cat.....if that is the doldrums, well doesn't look so bad to me.

LivingDeadNurse said...

lol i thought it was a moon at first..lol untill i really looked at it...its beautiful

Stacey said...

The doldrums can be a really significant place in your life, where you HAVE to slow down, or stop, and think and ponder and pray, because you can't get out of them any other way than by God's will. What do you think?

Stacey <><

Sleepy Cat Hollow said...

"I'll give you my thoughts and feelings tomorrow."

SOOOO???? Did you get caught in them thare doldrums?

AllyJo said...

First I thought "superman", then I thought, "I need a nap". Don't know where superman came from.