This first walk of the season was about sea gulls, at least that’s what I particularly noticed. The gulls were all very calm as they walked and lay around, seeming not to notice the few human beings who were on the beach with them. Maybe they were still used to the hundreds of sunbathers and water play enthusiasts of three months ago.
I was also calm, and oh, so grateful. There was just the right kind of silence-- the waves drowned out the noise of cars going by. There was plenty of solitude-- just enough folks to nod to so I didn’t feel lonely. There simplicity-- at least my life felt simple. And it still does.