I’m very aware of what day this is and I’m very aware that I feel very lucky to be alive and here in this glorious, warm September sunshine, on this lovely beach with C.
There’s this thing which happens in the afternoon. The sunlight fills the ocean with stars.
I went swimming with the stars in the cool water, in the warm breeze,
and each time I moved my hands thru the water, millions of stars twinkled around me.
I watched my mermaid child swim around surrounded by stars.
I saw her come out of the ocean dripping and happy that we have this longer warm summer.
I built a fantasy sand castle beside me. Ephemeral though it may be, it stood firm while we were there.
I thought about my troubles, which I could list in a never ending page, but decided that right here, today, just now, everything is just fine. I’m healthy and happy and enjoying being on the beach.
And watching the stars.