The thought of escaping later next month to the Outer Banks (North Carolina) keeps me from wilting, and falling over (or under) from all the demands of everyday life. Just the mere thought of miles of sea-shore, undisturbed but for the dance of the winds upon the water, and the waves splashing endlessly upon the golden shores of glistening sand, fills me with peace and calm. Birds wheeling overhead, and if one is fortunate, wild ponies racing through the dunes is a wondrous sight to behold. As a child, summer vacations frequently involved a month or two down at the sea-shore in a tiny cottage within stone's throw of the sea. Save for the early morning visits of the local bread-maker who delivered her wares at about 6 or 7, and late afternoons when the ice-cream cart could be heard approaching by the tiny bells mounted on the push-handle, we were very much undisturbed, that is, my siblings and myself. Attempting to recreate this idyllic retreat is almost impossible, and at best futile, yet the memory persists and sustains me through yet another hot summer day.
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PS: Today's soundtrack is PETE NAMLOCK & GEIR JENSENN's In Heaven (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y1sTkgkfxM)