I was walking away from the PC, out of my office when I saw Shirley’s lastest post, she and her husband are on a road trip .. and these are a couple of pictures she shared. Living in a city like I do, a big enough city, but a city non-the-less, I would love to be able to stand by the water’s edge and look out across a vast expanse of not empty space, but not city streets, high rises and the like. instead, water, hills, open skies.
The reality is, I have been by the ocean many times, both on the east coast and west coasts of both Canada and the USA. I have known that experience, that exhilaration of looking out into “forever” .. hearing the waves rolling/crashing in. I’ve stood high on the cliffs in CA. looking down at otters playing and basking in the sun… I’ve skated the boardwalks in Venice, CA, walked the sandy beaches along the coast in Florida. that was then, not now.. and I miss it. I’ve even experienced a salmon fishing boat off the harbour in Vancouver, BC. and must not forget the smell of fish and fresh lobster when I lived in Nova Scotia.
I was going to push these feelings aside .. then realized that it is part of life, my life.,, her pictures reminded me of other moments in my life, and for a moment I felt a tug at the heart strings.
It’s OK. to remember, and its OK, to want to relive those moments, of course we can’t, BUT the memories are good, and they sure were moments well lived.