Friday, May 07, 2010

The Coast


SoftShore, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Will you be headed for the coast this year? Plan to get in any vacation time? (Don't forget to pack your camera!)

I was born on the coast-there's something about the coast that brings about childhood memories for me. The shore, the towns that dot the landscape, the smell of the ocean, the cool breeze, the tropical drinks (Ok, so, maybe New York, really didn't have all that many cool drinks.) Seriously, I love the shore and I do miss it, living so far inland now.

Maybe this year I'll get to the coast again. I really want to go back to Hawaii, but, so far anyway, that's not in the plans. (I am plotting another trip to Santa Fe but that's all secretive and such-at least , for now.)

The storms that roll in off the coast, the power and the fury of the waves and the pounding surf. The boats, the tides, the fish, the soft gentle lapping of the water against the piers. The sand between your toes, the fresh air. Am I making you miss it yet? Do you want to go back now too?

Everybody should get to experience the coast at some point in their life. Each and every one of us is touched by water somehow, in some small, little way. The coast is that point, that place, where the water meets the shore, where the waves and the sea crash into the rocks and the land.

Go visit that place and you'll instantly know what I'm talking about. Just trust me on that one, you will. Until I can get back there, until I can experience it again, I'm going to have to live with pictures like this. But, I can tell you this much-I do miss the coast when I'm not around.

Until next time...

2 comments:

mythopolis said...

Sad the way some parts of coastal America are threatened. Louisiana being the current example.

Carol said...

Oh yes. Sometimes, it seems like we humans really love trashing mother earth, doesn't it?

I hope they can contain the spill, it just keeps growing and growing...soon (if not already) it will be in Texas too.