i have always been happiest at the water’s edge-
whenever i am overlooking a turquoise ocean
i come to life and feel open to the universe
like i feel in no other place.
i inhale and let the warm winds blow through my nostrils and my hair-
i let go and allow myself to exhale.
speedboats race by in front of me-
seagulls fly overhead-
i am open to the universe here-
ready and amazed with all of God’s creations.
He is here-
in small fish-
in colored glass-
in flowers i’ve never seen.
He is in the hillsides and on the mountaintops-
here at the water’s edge He reminds me that He is alive and well.