July 21, 2009
it's the middle of winter and yet this morning, as ché ché and i dawdled along the beach, the sun was bright, the air was warm and the ocean a little like a bath. tepid, perhaps. seaweed lay strewn in one long, long line, spontaneous clumps of sealife every so often. i found shades of lavender, white and grey. shells and sea flora. and i realised that the beach with a toddler is an entirely new and wondrous adventure. this morning was a little tease for summer. where we will spend early mornings and late afternoons. i feel so lucky that we live here. we live near the ocean.