When day ends and hope survives do you long for peace, the quiet of a summer's night, or the fresh breath of sea salt skies? If so, join me on a virtual evening stroll of a historic Long Island site, Jones Beach.
It was the end of a Long Island, August dog-day when the family decided to take a walk on one of Long Island's beaches. We were longing for the calm of the night sky along the ocean since we're moving to a beautiful new build in Virginia soon. Saying goodby to summer is always a bittersweet event but now more so than ever. Luckily, the weather obliged and a ride to the historic Jones Beach boardwalk afforded us the opportunity to take a peaceful evening stroll. Upon entering the parking lot, we noted the new normal rules of parking (cones marking spaces one car away from each other) and joined masked beachgoers in an exodus-style line of walkers. As we strolled, the sky opened wide with changing colors from muted, hazy ones to glowing, vibrant sun streaks of reddish-orange. There was the low hum of beach family conversation and activity from zip liners in the massive new structure facing the beach. It was a night to remember so a digitally-created memory was a must.
eventide at the beach
sea, sand, and sky intersect
It's Slice of Life Tuesday so I will share my virtual walk
with the Two Writing Teachers community of writers.
With summer around the globe estranged in many ways due to COVID-19, I am gathering a collection of image poems for my #EmbraceableSummer Gallery Collection. If so inclined, join in the fun of creating image poems on the topic, Summer 2020 in the Midst of Quarantine Life. I am hosting Poetry Friday at my blog on September 4, 2020 where I will share creative work to showcase the beauty of summer even during trying times.