Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weird Fishes

Last week I was off and away on the Lower East coast working my bootay off for work, but I did have a couple of hours to myself the night before everything got started to enjoy the beach. I went for a walk along the coast and happened upon this puffer fish that had washed ashore. He was long since passed away, but even there resting in the sand, this little guy looked like he was smiling. It was the strangest thing. Immediately, I thought of Radiohead's Weird Fishes. While that is a very emotional song, I was emotional in a very, very good way. I continued walking while the winds from the sea overtook any and all conversation I was attempting to share.
When we got to a certain point, I began to walk back. I reflected on how very, very fortunate I was to be given the opportunity to enjoy such beautiful scenery while working. Paying me to work on the beach, in beautiful weather?!? How could I say no? Granted, I had between 8 - 9 hours of sleep during the 4 days and 3 nights I was there, but still. Well worth it, because in those short moments I was on the shore, I dug my toes into the sand, and in that moment, I was happy.
Also, I slept with the door open each night and I was so very lucky to greet the sun each morning to start the day. Seriously, how could someone not enjoy themselves?
Sunrise from my hotel room...incredible. This totally reinforced my reason to keep dreaming.

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