Like Shifting Sand

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Adventure. Travel. Change. There are so many songs written about change, musings of things lost and hoped for. Sometimes these changes are fun and exciting, while at other times they are unpleasant and difficult. Things rarely stay the same though. We grow up, move out, move away, and/or move on. Relationships come and go, even long term ones change. Does anything stand still? As our planet spins within its orbit, is it only the cycles that stay the same? Day and night, seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon; are these examples of ongoing change? Life itself has a beginning and an end, another cycle. During this cycle all the other cycles influence it. A measure of time with unknown length each of us is given.

Coming to the island it seems easier to see. The island has changed not only through storms but the people who visit her. Building, overbuilding, using or abusing resources — all these have an impact causing change.

We’ve enjoyed coming here some twenty-one years now. What has been built up during that time has just been washed away by a storm. A reset in some ways. It has affected adventurers too. Those who came to enjoy working in a beautiful place have had to reevaluate whether to stay or go. This island has always collected the transient and adventurous. Idealistic dreamers in search of pirated gold. Here, there will always be new restaurants to enjoy and new people to meet. Like the shifting sand, people will come and go

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3 comments

  1. Liz Chakiris · 29 Days Ago

    So true. Where was this picture taken?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Barbara · 28 Days Ago

    My rock is back! So thrilled. It had been completely covered over by sand and seaweed from Palm Beach Restaurant dumping over the last 6 years.

    Liked by 1 person

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