Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunset at Del Mar

  When the frustrations of life weigh me down there is one thing I can always count on to lift me back up and that is a trip to the beach.  It has always been the cure for the common depression and always will.  I really appreciate my friends for wanting to help me out with a gig that they had lined up for me but sometimes they just don't get it. It was just too soon for that.  After being confined I was now FREE and dammit I'm going to do what I want and no one can stop me.  The first thing on the list was to see the sunset over beach.  For that I made a trip to a little place called Del Mar.

   The town itself is nothing to really brag about in my opinion.  It's just a bunch of rich, snooty White people who are way too into themselves but it didn't hamper my experience because I wasn't there for them I was there for the view.  The spot I had settled in was a pretty good choice.  I was able to dangle my feet over the edge of the cliff while cracking open beer to see the sun go down.  As an added little twist there were train tracks positioned directly behind me.  I think it was some sort of shuttle that carried people from point to point along the beach.  Every time it rolled by I caught the roar and wind of it as it coasted past while my potato chips danced to the beat of rumbling train tracks (it's too bad I didn't have a penny on me).  Every once in a while I would wave to them, just in case there was some kid on board looking out the window that wanted to wave back.

  As the sun slowly fell , the color of the sky began to change and I could immediately feel my stress begin to wash away.  I was going to soak in every bit of this experience right down to the very end.  The water crashing into the cliffs right beneath my feet.  Surfers in there little wet suits commanding their boards through bouncing waves.  Even the birds were a treat to watch.  Sometimes passing by in formation.  Sometimes flying solo, cruising over the ocean then abruptly diving into the water to pick up a small evening snack. 

  As cliche as it may sound, it's  100% true.  It really is the little things in life that can bring you the most joy.  I realize that now more than ever.  When you have your freedom stolen from you, you begin to see things in a completely different light.  Being outside especially in gorgeous weather is a wonderful thing.  Throw in a cool sea breeze and a warm sun touching the ocean over the horizon and you've got heaven.  I almost feel sorry for the people who won't ever take the time out of their busy schedules to enjoy something like this.  These are the moments that make life worth living.

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