Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. - Robert Henri
I've always had a love for the beach, beginning with the first trip that I can remember to Topsail Beach. I was about six, and Mom made me a terry cloth beach jacket (we called them beach jackets in those days instead of cover-ups). It wasn't ideal weather for a first visit to the beach. It was overcast and drizzly, but I still was out there playing in the water in my bathing suit and windbreaker. On our last day, the sun broke through the clouds and I got what was probably my first sunburn.
Now I look at all the beaches I've seen, North, South, East and West, and there is one thing they all have in common. They allow me to recharge my internal batteries. I can sit for hours listening to the water as the waves run up the sand and retreat, repeating the pattern over and over...timeless.
The ocean is a vibrant, living thing, and a wonderful place to think, to dream and to ponder the mysteries of life.