Any photos taken of me are either by my mom or brother.
Last Friday, my family decided to go visit the coast line and just spend some time to appreciate nature, which is a relaxing activity to help wind down the crazy spirit week and prepare for helping out create a float for the Homecoming game. Our family rushed out of the restaurant we ate out that evening at and fit ourselves into the car. Seat belts snapped into place in a hasty matter, and we drove out. High rise business buildings slowly descended to sixties vibe buildings to tiny airport fields. Oldie songs, such as that of Journey and Creedence Clearwater blared through the stereo as the sun trickled past the trees onto the window panes.
Car doors burst wide open, and I was greeted by a blast of cool, air descending from the low pressure wind build up that would slowly transform into the impeding storm on Sunday evening. My brother and I trampled down the sandy slope, deserting our parents in their shock from the weather for several seconds. Cans of spray paint litter the ground near the recently decorated cement columns, a mutually respective part of the land mark we explored.
The ocean roared. Other individuals crowded near the bonfire several feet away from the white foam, slowly retreating up the beach. My hair tousled in the wind. The red slicker clinging onto my body was too thin to retain the body heat keeping me warm. Plunk. Stones clunked into the water. The game of skipping stones had begun. The world was cold, the wind spread my hair out into staggered fragments, and somehow, here I was on the Friday night, the only quiet moment the eve of a hectic weekend, but sometimes, it's important to keep calm, inhale the salty ocean water, and just feel the surge in my veins.
The ocean water washing the beach line with a gentle caress.
The sunset, ascended above the mountains.
Sea gulls crying.
Children holding hands and stepping on wooden plants.
This is good. This is not like the rest of the day, where so much possibility takes grasp and yet rarely captures your full-hearted attention. This is a sunset, a simple place where we do not have to worry about anything listed in an itinerary and yet can just relax and appreciate life's beauty, even if it's just for a short amount of time.
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