Monday, August 20, 2007

Beachlusional

The summer I was six years old, my parents took me to the ocean. I spent the week dipping my toes in the waves and chasing sandpipers. When I came home, I told my best friend that the king of the sea had made me an honorary mermaid princess. I showed her how I swam with my legs crossed at the ankles and pretended to live in castles under the sea.

There’s just something about the ocean — the wide, flat expanse of it — that opens my mind to long-forgotten possibilities.

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2 Comments:

mopsy from lifenut said...

As someone who grew up a thousand miles from the nearest beach, I have to say my FOUR experiences with oceans have been amazing. There is nothing like the power, the colors...everything.

I wouldn't trade it for the mountains or the desert, but I understand how it could turn a girl into a mermaid.

Pinks & Blues said...

I couldn't agree more! The ocean is the most beautiful, serene place. We live 2 miles from it... I go there to recharge so much. The boys love dipping their toes too, throwing shells and rocks into the water and just enjoying the beach. It's so important to me and it's so beautiful to see!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues