A number of friends have recently been at the beach! I remember many nice times with Marianne at beaches, both sandy and rocky, in Massachusetts, Maine and North Carolina. After moving to NC our favorite was Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington. And after her passing I have gone back and felt her presence with me, a very special gift. I will look forward to another visit!
Another Gift This is the beach I love I lingered to write what you inspired And the minutes of the day slipped away The crowds of people have dispersed I sit by a sand dune alone Under its lengthening shadow The waves of the gently rising tide roll in The sound of the surf soothes my soul The few clouds have dispersed And my heart once more is open Again and again you reach out to me You have given me another gift. What joy to be so blessed!