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  • A Vacation Diary: Day Five

    (originally published on July 26, 2013)

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    Day Five:

    • waking up to much, much cooler temperatures and actually looking forward to an indoor day
    • wearing an only-at-the-beach outfit: pale grey light sweater and white yoga pants with flip flops
    • taking the super long lead to the beach for Tipper to run as much as she wanted
    • picking up all the plastic trash from the beach and depositing it in the recycling bin
    • finding a tiny skeleton of a snake? an eel? at the beach
    • comfort food on a chilly (!) day
    • a snuggly puppy looking for warmth
    • a long nap nestled in the magical "sleeping chair"
    • ... followed by a bowl of ice cream
    • reading, reading, reading
    • watching our neighbor tend his dahlias dressed in a sweatshirt and Hawaiian lei
    • realizing at the end of the day that you did little more than stare into space and wishing there were more days like that

    And this:
    "Even beauty, in abundance, turns creepy."
    --Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles