Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Girls Time Out

I had the best time and I just had to share with my blogger friends. My daughters and I took off for the ocean for a 'girls time out'. We rented a room on the beach and spent the following 24 hours playing, giggling, and enjoying one another. We decided we wanted to make this a more frequent tradition. The girls rented beach bikes while I took off walking with my camera. It was very crowded, lots of folks with fireworks and kites, and horseback riding too. My girls love activities, so this was a great place for them; me, I prefer a quiet deserted beach where I can walk for hours, picking up treasure and getting lost in the thundering sounds of the crashing waves. I got that chance early the next morning, while the girls slept, I took a 3 hour walk on the beach - the tide was out so the sand was pristine, my footprints leaving their mark along with the seagulls. I could have easily spent the entire day walking that beach, it was exactly what I needed to restore my spirit and soul. These are the treasures I found on my wanderings. I also saw lots of crabs waiting for the tide to carry them back out to the sea, a beautiful starfish, lots of jelly fish, and clams disappearing into their deep sandy holes. My heart was bursting with gratitude as I walked the shore and I asked the sea how I could repay her for sharing her abundance with me. The answer I got a while later, was to make art with my treasures, to just make art!! So I started working on a piece last night and it feels like it's making itself. My reservoir feels filled again as I re-enter my hectic world.

4 comments:

Misty Mawn said...

a 3 hour walk on the beach...alone!sigh.... How wonderful! You really should do that more often! Sounds like a perfect day/night! I will be thinking of you this weekend, So very exciting! ;-)
xo

Sarah e.Smith said...

I am so envious of you and how close you live to the ocean....i adore walking along the beach searching for treasures :)

I need orange said...

I'm with you -- nothing like a walk on a deserted beach to get me centered.....

CheryLOL said...

How glorious!!! sounds like heaven.