September can be one of the fairest months of the year. This afternoon, the weather on Ohio’s North Coast was nothing short of delightful. (This post was composed on Sept, 13, 2021 but may not appear until a later date.)
There comes a time when taking a break is not an option . . .
It’s been quite a summer – I’ve worked harder than ever – written every spare minute when not serving in may alternate profession – and still, I haven’t been able to keep up with my blogs.
I do love creating website and blog content for businesses and organizations, working on essays and fiction on the side. But any type of activity which occupies our focus without ceasing, isn’t healthy.
Not all who wander are lost . . . JRR Tolkien
Our minds and bodies need to wander and I haven’t been giving mine that chance. I’ve only been to the beach twice this year. On those occasions I was only there for an hour.
Today I couldn’t resist hitting the road and heading for an enchanting afternoon watching waves, boats, and seagulls sail across the landscape and through the air. Being at the beach is better than an elixir, a tonic to soothe frayed nerves, boost our energy and immune system.
Other beach lovers shared the serene experience. We smiled and acknowledged each other, but kept a respectful distance.
Several Boxer (dogs) enjoyed the beach day with their owners . . .
A woman introduced a young girl to the waves . . .
A few middle aged and older beach lovers observed the waterscape or beachcombed.
Sinking my bare feet into the sand with each step, I walked the tide line, searching for unique stones and beach glass.
Staring at the shifting debris of sand, shells, wood and brick particles, and who knows what – is a magical activity that frees the imagination. I try not to pursue conscious thought, but find myself imagining the buildings the wood and bricks may have once been a part of.
A drive home entertained by the likes of Tom Petty, Blue Oyster Cult, Donnie Iris, and other classic rockers shook loose the rest of the clutter that’s accumulated from too many responsibilities, too little time.