Skywatch Friday: Up Early on North Topsail Beach
Last weekend, I put several hours into creating my summer photo albums on Winkflash.com (a super place for prints, albums, you name it). This was one of those tasks I put off for a few weeks because revisiting Topsail Island in thought rather than in person is up there on the Pleasures list with ripping my skin off or drinking gasoline and setting myself on fire. As I placed image after image into an album, I wondered how I left and why and, better, how not to do that again. Surely, there must be one teaching position open that this carpetbagger could fill....Anyway. Here is North Topsail Beach on one of those mornings I awoke and stepped out early. Rain came and went. The day was beautiful. Summer on the beach has a lot in common with middle school life. You learn to roll, you learn to love, you learn to let go. You learn to love the basic truth that nothing is forever. It's all so very good.