Alone on the Beach, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"
When you take a moment from your busy day to notice the natural world around us, you may find that you walk away with a deep feeling of contentment. It’s restorative and restful, and quiets the soul deep inside ourselves and puts us in touch with the world.
You might find this inner peacefulness creeping up on you when walking alone on the beach, listening to the sound of the waves, or sitting quietly on dock at the edges of day. It might be found enjoying the frosty beauty of a northern morning or seeing a sunrise or moonrise you almost missed.
The Everglades landscape provides many such moments, especially in the summer when the drama of the wind and the rain play out their best games with the sun and the clouds. There’s the light on the water, and through the trees, and colors of the edges of the days, too.
These moments are gifts of nature, not to be missed, ignored, or squandered in small talk. When they are given to you, make a space in your life to appreciate them. If you don’t, after a while they won’t come at all.