The sand fills my shoes (I hate when that happens) The water soaks my socks (The squish squish squish unnerves me) The sky fills my field of vision (Overwhelming me always) sun rays bouncing off the atmosphere onto the water sparkling little stars jumping with each wake the sun rays pouring over me reminding me that there are some things in life you cannot control.
Warming my face sitting at the edge of the sand my feet propped up on the low wall as I try my darndest to stay dry and free of the sand wanting it all at the same time. Sand Water Sky.
I don’t swim (you’ll never catch me surfing) maybe you’ll find me on a small boat (I remember that time I ended up in the Potomac trying to learn how to sail) or a cruise ship (like the time through the Caribbean in ‘83 eating my way through the islands while savoring a dying relationship).
People the brave ones who don’t mind a little sand in their shoes a wet sock a cold dash of water rubbing against their skin as they ride the waves playing with dolphins and sharks and jellyfish. I like being the bystander cheering them on enthralled by the California myth where everyone lives dreaming of a house on the beach and the water and sky paint your dream with peace and love.
I don’t swim or ride the waves on a surfboard I don’t lay out a blanket on the sand avoiding sand in my shoes or the ocean filling my socks with excuses of why it wants me to trust it that it’s been there for millions of years since the beginning of time along with the sand and its other friend the sky.
I sit at the edge of America scanning the horizon for what’s on the other side of this vision a thought a dream a moment in time spent wondering how I got so lucky to be here to join the armies of beach huggers who arrive every day to dig in the sand poke their toes into the water and let the sun warm them over with peace and love.
I love sitting on the edge of America knowing that this is where I will be forever because I was born to be here in peace and love. This is where I need to be to live the La La myth the lifestyle of Hawaiian shirts shorts and sandals and beach bum hats and free spirits relaxing taking it all in and turning my face to the sky my arms and hands extended welcoming the life force that confirms that I am alive at peace and in love with Sand Water Sky.