After visiting Sunny Jim's Cave, we grabbed some lunch and headed back to the sandy shores until we made our way to Scripps Pier. I kinda have a crush on piers, and this one rivaled any I've seen.
Getting away and experiencing the life that surrounds each and every one of us, a golden sunset or a crashing wave, a brisk breeze or a lifting fog, or even sharing a laugh and a smile with an absolute stranger, all of it breathes a life of renewal into us. We need these things. We need these nuggets of awareness that supply sweetness to a life that can be so full of misdirection.
We all know the weight of life can be overwhelming, and sometimes her demands and to-do lists scream louder than our hearts can handle. Our little family is learning to create time. Time to do nothing. Time to just be. Time to take long walks together. Time to close our doors to the world, and open our hearts to what is right in front of us. These are the moments that are most life giving. And these are the moments that keep us going.
Listening to their laughter today as they attempted to outrun each new wave that came in, watching Lily's little hand leave her mark of love for us in the sand, and seeing that sparkle light up in his eyes. Today the world stopped, and we are grateful for the way it left its little pieces inside of us, soothing our tired feet as we get back on the path we know as life.
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
– Roman Payne