The Sea and Me
There once was a little girl who was simpatico with the sea. At a very young age, she accepted the water’s unpredictability and understood her moods. She found they both, had much in common. One day our young innocent could be calm and the next, filled with unrest and turmoil, not much different from Sea.
Most of her summer days were spent gliding across Sea’s surface in search of adventure. Sea never disappointed. Sea introduced our heroine to sandbars, unruly currents and the gloom of fog. Each challenging her not to compete, but to comply to Sea’s whims.
For all her formidable years their relationship flourished. Sea taught her resilience, bravery and, the most important lesson of all, the importance of being buoyant. Fighting against the currents can lead to exhaustion, but floating allowed her to glide through most riptides.
Our little girl is now a seasoned captain of her own ship. She is forever thankful for what Sea has taught her. She visits Sea just a few times a year now, but when she does she returns to being that little girl adrift with her best friend.
Live in color,
Bonnie Fernald Fontayne
5/15/2021 03:06:01 pm
Great musing. Love the pictures. I miss East Quogue!
5/15/2021 05:15:54 pm
So do I but it’s a different place now. We had during the best time. The houses in Pinesfield are pretty much the same, the same quiet feel is there, but once you leave the development it’s too crazy now for me.
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