As I walked down the expansive beach to join my family sitting by the sea, a noisy small plane flew over us, swinging a banner that proclaimed loudly and happily: Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith.
I seethed and simmered and sank into a bit of a funk.
However, as I approached the females in the family – my daughter, niece, sister-in-law, and 20-something-babysitter – they all rejoiced out loud, exclaiming, “Did you see the banner? Isn’t that sweet?”
My thunderous expression shocked them. Continue reading
The waves crest in and out, gray and blue, as the sun rises over the expanse of dawn-rose sand. In the NJ beach city I’m visiting, the sandy stretch is long and wide thanks to the humungous efforts of the state to save and preserve its beaches.
But of course that’s not what I’m concentrating on as I walk a mesmerizing pace past one empty lifeguard stand to another, each one symbolizing the length of two blocks.
I focus my attention, instead, on the being that’s following me, slowly, lazily, in the water as I stride on the beach in fierce wonder. Continue reading
I prefer a sunrise in the morning
I prefer sunshine to rain
I prefer happy people to sad
I prefer to be happy, myself
I prefer Lincoln’s quote on happiness
instead of Freud’s musings on the blues Continue reading
I don’t know if I believe in Karma.
I’m not even sure what Karma is.
But, I am absolutely positive that I experience Karma this week.
It all begins with a smirk. Continue reading
I’m awake at dawn, the clock strikes 5 as I watch
The fan above turn the sultry summer air around and
Around with the thoughts in my head – WHAT TO DO
Today. The list begins as I stretch and wonder why I do
What I do until I move past the window and pause. Continue reading