Saturday, December 16, 2006

Fog on the Beach

Have you ever walked on a beach when it was seriously foggy? Today I couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of me. Its the closest to feeling truly alone that most of us will ever feel. You may think you are alone at home, but then the phone rings or you turn on the radio or watch some TV and you don't really feel alone. Out on a grey-beige expanse of sand with only the muffled sound of waves, unable to see very far in any direction, you can feel alone. You can't see the other walkers because of the dense fog. The gulls and pipers have settled quietly on the sand as if echoing the mood of the fog. Its as if you are the only person on Earth. That statement makes it sound scary, but its not. To have that level of peace and quiet and solitude is a luxury that hard to come by in this day and age. So the next time you are at the beach and the fog rolls in, take a walk.


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