Hello imaginary readers I'm back from my wild road trip to Rehoboth Beach. I have added Delaware to the states I have visited. The ride was long split in Baltimore where we stayed with a friend. Some things we noticed on the road was the preponderance of solar arrays. It is something we hadn't seen as much of the last time we took a drive to the coast. It is a very cheering sign to see renewables becoming more implemented in people's lives.
Weather seemed to follow us on our journey. Overcast skies turned to driving rain in the mountains. Our first day on the beach was heralded by a summer thunderstorm. We ended up soaked as we walked back to our beach apartment. We didn't mind we even sang in the rain until a huge lightning bolt struck very close behind us. After that we skipped the singing in the rain bit and high tailed it back to the apartment.
I took to walking along the shore rather than getting into the ocean. Leslie being a Pisces was in it as often as she could be. I had many prayers I carried to the beach and so I would sing to the sea. The sea sang back in its way. We were only there 3 whole days, but I know we will return next year.
Our altar we set up grew each day with the things we acquired from the shore and the shops. I ended up buying necklaces for my deity statues. Yes I stooped to buying bling for deities. This whole trip was a miracle that came out of nowhere. We were offered a place to stay for free, all we had to do was get there. Although as Leslie points out the trip didn't come from nowhere it came from the simple impulse I had a few years back to interact with new people at a seminar we attended. I went off to play with strangers who then became friends. We kept in touch. It was the smallest seed planted from one small action of reaching out. It should be a lesson to me that just one small action can have remarkable consequences. So I will continue to make small forays into the unknown seeking friends and adventurers. I hope in your own way you will step out of your normal circle to embrace someone new. You never know where it will lead you, but if you happen to end up at the beach make sure you don't forget to reapply your sunscreen after an hour or so.
Peace and Blessings,