Comfort at the Beach

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul” – Robert Wyland

This is my first post since being in COVID quarantine.  I’ve journaled several times but haven’t mustered the motivation to write something for my blog.  During this pandemic, we’ve had no or limited access to the beach.  The first day it opened up I went at 7:30 in the morning only to find swarms of kids surfing and skim boarding.  The beach buzzed with a crazy number of people happy to be there.  I promptly headed back home.

Today when I discovered the tide was low which would give more space to walk, I ventured down again.  It took a couple attempts to find a nearly secluded spot.  I kicked off my flip flops and made a bee-line to the ocean.  The cool water felt so soothing.  I strolled slowly along the beach savoring every moment of the waves while feeling my feet squish in the sand.

It was a great moment to exhale letting go of recent worries.  I soaked up the sunshine and playfulness of people enjoying time with their children and dogs.  Some sat in meditation.  Others played squash ball, swam and picked up shells.  I passed by our favorite bar on the beach reliving memories of laughter, lunches and dinners with Peach on the Beach martinis.  Inspiration and creativity comes to us in unique ways now and changes day to day. I’m continuously grateful for many things including the ocean which always stirs my heart.