I’m writing this from the beach. Ostensibly, I’m on a writing retreat, but while it is a time to hopefully zero in on finishing my newest work in progress, it is far more than that. It is a few days to visit with friends without being bombarded by family and civic responsibilities. And, for me, it is a time to recharge.
Something about watching white caps swirling on the top of the water as the water and the sky merge into one relaxes me. Observing the sun playing on the water lets my mind empty of the tensions of the day and be creative. Better yet, walking in the surf early in the day or near sundown gives me time to reflect on goals and dreams.
Some people find the mountains bring them peace, but not me. Give me the beach and water. What about you?