Remembe(red) My Quiet Place

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Today’s Remembe(red) prompt from Write on EdgeWhere is your quiet place? What does it look like? What happens there?

I closed my eyes and lean back, scooching my butt side to side to make a little dent in the sand.

I feel the sunlight against my skin, so warm and embracing.

It feels good.

Whoosh.

I don’t need to open my eyes. I know what those sounds are.

The waves crest in a peak of white, then unfold under themselves as they race up onto the shore.

Foamy; thousands of tiny particles of sand and shell sparkle as the tide pulls back out to sea.

The smell of salt water fills my nose. I can taste the saltiness of the Atlantic.

I sat up and stare out at the ocean.

 

On the beach, there is no time. There is no dusting, vacuuming, no barking dogs, no ding of the dryer.

I leave my phone in the car. The laptop sits at home; the work will still be there when I return.

There is only me, the sunlight, the salty air and the waves.

Whoosh.

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Comments

  1. says

    “I feel the sunlight against my skin, so warm and embracing.” I can almost feel that warm sun on my skin! The beach… one of the best quiet places of all! Well, it’s quiet when I don’t have my 3 kids with me!

  2. says

    one of my favorite places too… even though I’m all irish-pale, I could still sit on the beach all day w/ a good book and never look at the clock once.

  3. says

    I love this, so very much. Your inner and outer peace are so very clear.

    I adore the way you described sounds and smells- that brought me right into your moment!

    Aslo? I’m so very glad that you’re back! :)

  4. says

    I adore the beach. I haven’t been there without kids in so long, and there is no eye closing with two little ones. Your descriptions are so vivid in this piece; I felt that feeling of the sun and sounds of the ocean just wash over me.

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