Thursday, May 5, 2011
BEACH READING LIST
I find myself at the extremity of a long beach.
How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and
suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full
extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep!
A greeting and a homage to the Sea!
I descend over its margin, and dip my hand
into the wave that meets me, and bathe my
brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's
voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a
blessing along with it.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"
Temperatures have been hovering
around the high 80's and a few 90's,
the water is no longer teeth chattering:
It's time: repack the beach bag
with fresh sunscreen, my sunglasses,
and some fun beach reads.
[just a few old friends and a
few new ones that I revisit
year after year as I sit on
the beach with my toes in the
sand, sun warming my legs, and
waves crashing on the shore]
My Beach Reading List:
1:: Beach Music
2:: The Memory of Water
3:: Savannah Breeze
4:: Barefoot: A Novel
5:: The Gift of the Sea
What is in your beach bag?