Praise be this morning for sleeping late,
the sandy sheets, the ocean air,
the midnight storm that blew its waters in.
Praise be the morning swim, mid-tide,
the clear sands underneath our feet,
the dogs who leap into the waves,
their fur, sticky with salt,
the ball we throw again and again.
Praise be the green tea with honey,
the bread we dip in finest olive oil,
the eggs we fry, Praise be the reeds,
gold and pink in the summer light,
the sand between our toes,
our swimsuits, flapping in the breeze.
~Laura Foley, How to Love in World, Poems of Gratitude and Hope
Flowers by the Atlantic Ocean. You don't see the sea in the picture, but just over that horizon is water flowing free.
Doesn't those words just conjure up summer images of delight?
What would you add to the summer gratitude list?
An isolated walk by the sea in the early morning delights my soul.
In the poem green tea is mentioned. For me it would be a cup of a good black tea. Oh how I would love a fine bread dipped in olive oil or sand between my toes as I walk by the sea. My heart would sing with joy to notice these delights.
Welcome to a new week, dear friends!