Off to the Beach

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Getting ready to go to the beach for a few days to unwind. We’ve done all of our shopping and most of the wrapping so we’re ready to relax a bit before the kids come home for Christmas. The tree is decorated and the house as well. I like to have some breathing space before the end of the year and we’ve been doing this for years. We used to do the beach thing between Christmas and New Year, and we would come back in time to throw a New Year’s Eve Party, but since I started teaching at Nebraska, we changed the beach visit dates.

I like running on the beach and thinking before the end of the year. The beach clears my head, the ocean, the water, the air. For those of you reading this who have not been to California, let me assure you that going to beach in the winter isn’t about swimming and frisking in the sunlight. The sunlight is weak and watery; it eases through the clouds like orange juice leaking from a jug. It only gets up to 70 degrees in the daytime on the beach, and it’s 50 degrees at night so it’s never really warm. It’s always cool and quiet, but we like it like that.

The world is full of many different kinds of people with many different stories. The idea is to find your story. Off to the beach at the end of the week to finish the one I am currently working on.

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