We fed the Condo Bunny under the stairs yesterday. He really enjoyed the lettuce. It was very peaceful to watch a timid bunny eat. If a bunny will eat in your presence, then you’re doing life correctly.
I love the story Footprints in the Sand. If you haven’t read it, go read it now. I grew up with this story on my mother’s wall. It was a pretty picture with the prose mounted in a frame. Did you know that no one claims ownership of this story? Author unknown. That’s kinda cool, too.
I know some people might think it’s cliched. But that’s only because it was so popular. Read it again though. As if reading for the first time. It’s still good because there’s a surprise. Good writing has a surprise.
There are more than just two sets
Of footprints on my beach
There are prints everywhere you look
As far as the eye can reach
One set for God
One set for me
A thousand sets for everyone else
Who has walked along my sea
I don’t do life alone
And the sand is never smooth
Loving other people
Requires one to move
Evidence of life
Is not a car/house/money
It is well-worn shoes
this was siesta key beach (sarasota, florida) when Lilli was only 4 or 5. i took this photo with a throw away camera. sometimes, those are the best shots.
she had just made a new friend on the beach, but the day was winding down. it’s always a thrill to meet someone new, but tragic knowing you only have a few minutes with them. you wish you’d known them the whole day. or your whole life.
as a kid, i remember the feeling of meeting someone so amazing and the panic of realizing, “I’ll never see this person again.”
6 haikus for temporary friendship
ran around today
endless chasing after play
at the end, it’s found
just made a new friend
but the sun is going down
twilight never end
the sun is tired
but my will and joy are up
time to rise and shine
the water sparkles
with new feelings of friendship
and tears fall from fear
don’t go, Sun. please, stay.
if you go, my friend will, too.
and I’m not ready.
nice to meet you, friend
let’s vow to always meet here
at least in our hearts
My husband and I, coincidentally, had interviews around the same time yesterday at a local school. We were interviewing for 2 different jobs, but at the same school, around the same time. They must coordinate interviewing for the same day. Totally separate departments and interviewers. Working for the school district in this area is extremely competitive and highly coveted for some reason. Must be the benefits because they don’t pay well. LOL
It was a fun day, riding together, snagging coffee, talking, eating lunch together. After lunch, we headed over to the beach at the jetty. The jetty consists of two rock outcroppings that allow boats to enter an inlet. It’s sort of like the watery landing strip for a small marina, docks, businesses and houses on the shore. The inlet was calm. The water was much greener and lighter than normal, but the waves weren’t ripping through there.
But as soon as we got to the rocks on the south side of the jetty, this is what we saw.
It was fascinating to watch. I assume the ocean is kicking up because of Hurricane Harvey. We don’t have local news and weather, we can’t tune in any area stations on our TV. So we look at weather online and we have a weather radio.
Every time the waves broke on the rocks, our windshield was covered with salt spray. We were parked only 20 feet from the breaking waves. Some people got up on the rocks and filmed the waves coming in. The only thing separating us from the waves was a good low wall of small boulders. It was amazing and little scary.
Wouldn’t want to be in the ocean while the waves are this high, but we saw two parasurfers (parasail with a waterski handle and you ride a surfboard around, they were hauling) yesterday in these high waves. The wind and waves were ripping! OMG! Looks dangerous. I have trouble staying on my feet in low tide on a calm day. LOL I would die if I was caught in this. Instantly. Immediately. I’d be drowned or dashed on the rocks.
If I was parasurfing in this? Death grip on that handle! But I wouldn’t parasurf in this! Crazy.
My thoughts are with Texas as Hurricane Harvey hits. Hope everyone can stay safe.