Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Beach

The beach is one of my favorite places. It always has been. I haven't been out to the coast in a while and I am missing it.

The salty, chill air, the sound of waves crashing, the feel of sand between my toes... There is nothing like a day spent on the beach, watching the waves roll and contemplating life.

I've done some of my best thinking with sea breeze and gulls to keep me company. Most of my favorite memories are wrapped up in salty water and sandy sandwiches. Living near a beach is vital to me and knowing the ocean is just a short drive away brings me peace.

We're planning a beach trip in April. A week on the Oregon coast with the children. I can't wait. I can't wait for the memories that always stir, the special moments that always happen, fresh shrimp and crab and time with my family in our favorite place. The ocean and its mystery, its tranquility and its quiet, massive presence is calling to me.