Well, I’m behind, and maybe I’ll go catch up with the other days. Had a lot happen the last week, but I couldn’t skip “sea.” 🙂
When I watch this I can feel the water brushing up against my ankles, I have the sensation of my feet sinking into the sand, scrunching my toes in so they can sink deeper. I can feel the warmth of the sun and know the peace and contentment we feel when we are at the seaside.
It started by accident. The kids couldn’t recall being at an ocean beach so we stopped on our first trip to the central coast a year-and-a-half ago. I just pulled off at the first beach exit after they asked and we found what has turned out to be our favorite place.
When we first went, we picked up souvenirs by the ton. Rocks and shells filled our bag to take home and remind us of this place. Now there isn’t that same need. We just simply go, enjoy, and come home, knowing we will return and our memories are enough.
When we are there, there is nothing else. Our fears and concerns are far from our minds. It’s as if everything is on hold for the several hours we run and splash and play and rest.
I can’t tell you why it brings us peace. All I know for sure is that this is where we finally began to heal, where I was finally able to begin to let go and start to move on.
This is part of 31 Days of Five Minute Writing. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.