“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.” –Anonymous
There really is something special about the beach. Perhaps it’s the calm of the ocean, or the fact that you’re surrounded by people who are intent on relaxing and having fun, and that has a contagious affect on us. Maybe it’s the constancy and vastness of the sea, stretching out infinitely, beyond our control, which reminds us of our place in the universe.
Regardless, I find it worth the effort, the traffic, and the time to claim my thirty square feet of paradise every now and again.
And most valuably, when I can’t be there, I find comfort in knowing it’s waiting there for me.