Saturday, August 18, 2012

Razor's Edge for 8/17/12 : A Salty Place

Today's prompt is a place. One of my favorite places, for relaxation and rejuvenation, for contemplation, for walking.

The beach.

Imagine yourself walking onto the beach.

Feel the wind and the sun, the change in the air. Smell the salt and sun screen, water and rocks, humans mixing the carcasses of sea life scattered along the tide line. Hear the gulls chatter and scold, the delighted children and the crying children and the friends laughing. Hear the quietness, the presence of waves on sand on rocks in the air particles between breath and above the humans' heads.

Does being here excite you? Calm you? Frighten you? Or bore you.

Look at the ocean.

Find your first thought when I say, "Why are you here?"