Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A path to the sea

There's something so enchanting about a path that leads to the sea... What is it we imagine must lie waiting for us at the end? The soft sand between our toes? The quiet moment we might spend, staring across the water and dreaming? The chance of finding a perfect shell or bit of bright blue glass to carry home? The opportunity to reawaken childhood memories of buckets of sand and buried treasure, of castles built and borne away by the tide?

For me it's an irresistible invitation to step away from the daily grind, the pressures to achieve or succeed or even just survive, and feel the pounding of the surf echo through the soles of my feet; a way of restoring my sense of connection to other times and places...

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