So I know I said that this blog was not going to be a blog with lots of words.. I didn't necessarily lie it is just evolving, as I do, to my new life here at the beach. So today you get words because I think if I am going to be yelled at you should probably be too. Come on now, don't get upset I am just sharing the love.
So today I went on my "walk" early, I know you have no idea what my "walk" is or why it is so meaningful but just know that it is and I will explain that sometime, maybe soon. I will tell you that I have become quite the sea glass collector on these daily walks. The sand today was quite smooshy, which means it was like walking in creek mud for an hour so my legs felt like complete jello, but in the end it felt great and I found a cute little piece of sea glass to add to my collection.
Finally I was almost back to the Pier and the end of my walk was in close reach.. then this lady caught my eye. She was just standing there staring out at the ocean, I had the thought go through my mind... Ok Ok this is when I started hearing the voices in my head, the conversation went something like this:
Me: I should tell that lady not to walk South on the beach today and to go North cause the sand is REALLY smooshy and she is not dressed for smooshy sand.
Voice: She doesn't need to know that, does it look like she is walking to you?
Me: No. Not really ok then .. shew I am so glad I am almost to the end of my walk.
Voice: Yea you did good, glad you let me tag along.
Me: You know.. that lady sure looks deep in thought about something.
Voice: She has a lot on her mind today.
Me: I see she does, I wish I could help.
Voice: Maybe you should give her the piece of sea glass.
Me: Maybe I should, but it is mine I worked for it.
Voice: Did you now?
Me: Yes I walked this beach and struggled through that sand for an hour and I didn't find it until I was almost back. (about this time I walked past the lady)
Voice: Yea. You found it right before you saw her, I think you should share your glass with her.
Me: I probably would not have noticed her except I slowed down to pick up MY piece of glass. She wasn't looking for glass she is looking at the ocean.
Voice: That piece of glass may mean more to her.
Me: Why would MY PIECE OF GLASS THAT I FOUND FOR MY COLLECTION mean anything to anyone else. She is going to think I am a whack job. I am going home I am back to the Pier now I AM GOING HOME WITH MY PIECE OF GLASS FOR MY COLLECTION.
Voice: GO GIVE HER THE DARN GLASS!!!!!
Me: ok ok.. you didn't have to yell ya know.
So I turned around with the little piece of glass in my hand and walked back to where the lady stood. I was thinking the whole time that she surely would think I am nuts, here she is staring intently out at the surf deep in thought and this very sweaty smelly wind blow person just comes along and interrupts that, who did I think I was???
As I got close enough for her to notice me I said "hello, you sure seem to be deep in thought" she said "oh do I?". She then explained that she used to live here and now she does not and she took a few days off to come back. Those were all of her words but there was much more of a story behind them, there was something of a sadness to it all. I held out the little piece of glass to her and without her even questioning it she knew I was giving it to her for good.
Her words back to me I hope I never forget. "How did you know I needed this?"
I never answered her question cause at the moment I think I was in as much shock as she was, I just said "I hope you have a good day." and walked away.
God, I know it was not for me to know what was troubling that lady today or why that piece of glass meant so much for her to have, but I pray that it brought her a tiny bit of peace today. Oh yea and thank you for knowing me well enough to know that I am a bit hard headed and need to be yelled at now and then, (have you been talking to my Daddy? did he give you that hint??") anyway.. thank you for using me for good today.