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Photo Credit: Anita Bowen Photography

The problem isn’t the glowering clouds; the problem is one of expectations.

A glorious day at the beach. A day at the beach requires an umbrella for shade, a bucket of sunblock, a towel or two for sunbathing after a swim. A day at the beach is all about sun, sand, and swimming, maybe a little sunburn.

The problem is one of expectations. A day on the shore is ruined when the weather turns dark, cool, threatening rain, when the waves roll in shades of pewter grey and silver.

But the problem isn’t the lowering clouds, the flat steel ocean, or the chill. The problem is one of expecting a warm and sunny day at the beach when the shore has other ideas. A misty iron afternoon on the water is also rich with shades of silvers and browns, the mystery of waves rolling in out of sight, and the taste of salt in each deep breath.

The problem is one of expectations.

Leave the sunscreen and towels under the superfluous umbrella, leave them behind. Go out into the mist, explore the grey solitude, and taste the seaside.

UniverseCheck.

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