STARFISH & SAND
I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Foot-prints on the Sea-shore"
beach, ocean, tropical, summer, sun, breathing in the crisp salty air, relaxing, crashing waves, sounds of the seagulls above, rip tide, fine sand between your toes
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