Sand on my toes, then covering my feet. Still wet, cold from the earlier rain; not me but the sand. I was alone all while surrounded. Thoughts that consumed me prior were now absent yet my head was filled with sounds. Waves hugging the shore, gently, birds talking to one another, also gentle. I walked at ease yet torn between admiring the sky or studying the shoreline for shells; interesting ones I could add to my collection. I chose the latter but couldn’t ignore the sky which too was interesting and could be added to my collection.