Yesterday, I decided to spend a couple of hours on the beach getting some sun. It was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold. Just right.
The beach is an interesting place to people watch. I love to see the unadulterated joy very young children get running in the shallow surf. Life has not yet jaded them and their sheer delight is amazing.
I saw a woman cleaning her towel of sand several times and had to chuckle. If you don’t like sand, the beach is not a place to be.
A flock of Brown Pelicans flew over at one point. I marveled at their almost perfect “V” formation. I have heard that they are struggling in California, and I would hate to see them go.
I saw shivering children and impatient parents. Opportunistic gulls looking for a free meal. I felt the sand beneath my feet and the cool water caressing my toes.
I hoped to see a pod of Dolphin frolicking in the waves. Their joy is contagious, but alas, not this day.
It wasn’t a terrible profound experience like some I’ve had. Like the Redwood tree that actually communicated with me and got caught on film….but it was a day of peace and relaxation and that’s much needed. It’s so healthy for us to reconnect with the planet every once in a while.