There are those times in life where my own existence become very clear to me. We spent a whole weekend on the Oregon Coast in a house high above the sea. Most time was spent in quiet conversation and gazing out at the Pacific Coast. I even had the pleasure to see a wale spouting water high into the sky above it. Amongst all of this beauty the one thing that brought more joy than the sounds and sight of the Ocean was the time spent with an incredible one year old granddaughter. There is no other special light that shines upon us than the time we spend with the young.
As we grow older we sometimes lose sight on those mysteries of life that have seemed to pass us by throughout the years. They are still their but it seems we notice them less. It takes a new soul to help us rediscover the bird in flight or the colors and patterns of the world around us. As we put aside our schedules and relax the world seems to come alive through the eye’s of a grandchild.
It’s been a while since I have seen Sharon so relaxed and comfortable. The amazing food, the beer and quiet conversation about things of life and the sound of the waves crashing to shore filled our hearts with thoughts that the world is OK, and in the grand scheme of things so are we all.
Not too many pictures were taken as we did very little as far as sight seeing. One trip to Depoe Bay for a wale watching event and lunch at Moe’s where we ate clam chowder that seemed to be cooked in heaven was enough to claim the highlight of the weekend. But for me the highlight was in the quiet sunset unfolding around me that brought in the night. Or waking at 3:00 AM to observe the moon’s reflection from the sea.
It was an incredible weekend and a perfect way to exit the dark Winter and embrace the new Spring that comes about each year of our lives.
Blood Sugar- 114, Weight- 193.6