Monday, July 22, 2013

Ocean Water Is a Balm

Last weekend, my good friend and I went to the beach!

I've always loved the beach. I was born and lived in Jamaica, West Indies until I was about 4 years old. I treasure the happy memories I have of swimming and frolicking in the sand at that age.

We trekked it on the A train to Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY. I'd never been there so it was an adventure. 

What a great experience it was. I got to give my friend some much needed support and a listening ear and I was blessed in the process. Can't get any better than that. I've been struggling with feeling free lately. It feels like there are so many constraints on my life right now...mental and emotional and mostly self-imposed. 

Submersing myself in that water felt freeing and like a new baptism to me. I dove under the waves over and over again and the silence alone was healing.

So, I implore you, if you have any free time at all. Get somewhere where there is sand, water and salt air. 

You won't be disappointed.