Beyond the Beach

I once had a boyfriend who hated the beach. He thought it smelled like fish and garbage, and complained how the sand gets everywhere.

Thank God, he’s moved on, and so have I. Today, I can fall asleep on the beach with a like-minded partner, enveloped in the warmth of the fine sand, then submit myself to the ocean’s powerful waves. I would say I hope California really does fall into the ocean so we can get those beaches here in Arizona.

But then I’d miss California. So, I guess I’m screwed.

What is it about the beach?
I also love the Ponderosa Pine forest in Flagstaff. And the creek running through Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona (both of which are in Arizona, for those non-natives). But there’s just something extra special about the beach and the ocean.

After much contemplation, I’ve narrowed it down to this one reason: freedom.


To discover how you can “see beyond the beach” in your writing, head over to Melissa Crytzer Fry’s blog, where I guest-posted this week. You can finish reading my post there, and enjoy some beautiful, beach sunset photos too!

2 responses to “Beyond the Beach”

  1. Loved this post! And great idea to post yours a few days after it posted on Melissa’s blog.

    1. Thanks so much Leah!! I really enjoyed writing this one, too. I always joke that I’m a beach bum, born and raised as a desert dweller.

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