Summer's on its way, and so we're starting to get the low low tides in the daytime; it's always a temptation to walk out into the tide flats and see what treats we can find -- an old glass bottle, or a moonsnail shell, a giant crab or a gathering of starfish...
It's also lovely to sit on the deck, or in the living room, and just look out over the view. But this week I don't get to do any of those things, as we're getting ready for a MAJOR party and doing a lot of moving inside to create a space that works for everyone and gives everyone the privacy they need.
But it is lovely, every once in a while, to just stop, look up, and breathe; to remember that this is the view that brought us here, and this is the view that's inspiring the party, and that all of it -- the color, the air, the sound of the gulls and the scent of the seaweed -- is all an incredible gift; a blessing meant to be shared.
Okey-doke: off to work!