To each his own. To me my own.

Dirt to Sand

When I was a kid, my Mom used to point out the sand on the side of the road to indicate we were getting close to the beach. I must’ve worn the question “Mommy, how much longer ’til we’re there?” into the ground. She finally found a way to divert my attention from that irritating question every ten minutes – to pay attention for my own self to my own surroundings. Another great lesson in life by a great Mom.

Now when I’m on the way to the beach, I still pay attention to how the red dirt slowly evolves into beautiful white sand. Except now, I also appreciate the beauty of it. It serves two purposes.

Sometimes it takes patience while you’re waiting on the dirt to evolve into white sand. As my dear uncle used to say, ‘such is life’.

Ever felt like you’ve bonded with an animal of the wild? I tend to bond with many of the seagulls, at least I like to think so. This little girl seemed ever-accommodating – a trait I see as both admirable and disturbing. I named her Bon.


12 responses

  1. Mom~

    What a nice compliment .. and now I always think of your advice to me to always be aware of my surroundings. It’s easier to slip up now. 😉

    January 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    • I’m glad to hear you think of that, in this day and age we have to be so very careful… love you Mom.

      January 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

  2. I’m just two or three miles over the bridge to Miami Beach and have not been there for several years. Just two hours there is like a refreshing week’s vacation. Thanks for the reminder.

    January 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    • And Carl, I know that Miami’s beaches are so beautifully white, and the water so blue… yep, you oughtta hop in the car and head out there real soon!! 🙂

      January 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

  3. Nice photo and sentences. I can imagine how the animal enjoys the sea.

    January 9, 2012 at 2:19 am

    • Thanks, Cocomino – we had a great time. 🙂

      January 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  4. I need to go to the beach more often.

    January 9, 2012 at 7:31 am

    • The beach and the mountains are where I enjoy life’s most calming moments. 🙂

      January 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  5. i seldom go to the beach. great picture!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • Thanks Juliette! I don’t get there as often as I’d like myself. 🙂

      January 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  6. Pleased to meet, BOn.

    January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    • Pleased to meet you too, Sony!

      January 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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