April 22, 2011

One Decade In



The old man with the jeans and white tee shirt searches for buried treasure. He looks as weathered as the cliffs that dot the coastline. He swings his arm back and forth, waving a broom, listening for metal.

An oversized teenager yells to her parents from the edge of the water. Momma! Momma! Look! Seriously, look! Come on! The mom creeps closer and closer to the sixty-five degree water, her feet slowly shuffling forward to the last inch of a wave about to retreat.

A boy in board shorts chases pigeons. His shorts depict the American flag; red and white stripes on the legs, blue stars in the rear.

Pigeons aimlessly walk around the sand, bobbing their heads up and down with authority. They work in pairs and occasionally peck into the sand. The purple on their backs glisten in the sunlight. They seem comfortable yet tentative around humans, as if they haven’t quite figured out the difference between a chasing little kid and a bread generous adult.

A teenager catches a wave on his boogie board and miraculously floats on it nearly one hundred feet to the shore. He screams and hollers the entire ride and his smile is as epic and free spirited as his ride along the white washed wave.

Two sailboats in the distance. Four girls scream with delight just before the wave crashes.

The man in search of treasure disappears over the small rise without his shovel ever touching the ground. Just another day, he thinks to himself.


A couple celebrates ten years of marriage by sitting in rusty beach chairs where the sand and rocks meet one another. They type and write, grieving together, taking the sun in one ray at a time. This is nice, she says to him.










5 comments:

Beck said...

Glad you two could get away. Your post and pictures, especially the one of Kari with the train behind her, reminds me to be gentle and kind to the people who cross my path.

mickitalcott said...

Josh, I don't know you personally. My son-in-law Mike Ducey went to HS with Kari. Mike and our daughter, Stef, go to Heritage Church where I have had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful parents. :)

I want you to know that your blog sharing and pictures are helping minister to so many people. May you continue to be inspired in your writing and to share during your healing journey.

Anonymous said...

Great, the healing journey began, the love you two share and the depth of your relationship is strengthened by your experience. We all deserve our day in the sun!!

Here is a nice hopeful song, hope you can find meaning and healing in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvqkM5hmXa0


"Sway"

My heart has drifted out into a place I cannot find
And the days go by searching all the time
Oh I was searching all, searching all the time

I looked into the eyes, the eyes of everyone I know
And the days go by wondering where to go
Oh I was searching all, searching all the time

I tell myself these bitter, these bitter days will end
You gotta, you just gotta let them go, an just let go

So, I stumble and I sway oh, into the room and I fade
And I hope my darkest days are behind me
I want to stay out here in the sun for a while
I hope my darkest days are behind me

Oh for way too long these things they occupy my mind
And the things that I, things I left behind
Oh, I was searching all, searching all the time

Oh my my my these bitter, these bitter days will end
You gotta, you just gotta let them go, an just let go

So, I stumble and I sway oh into the room and I fade
And I hope my darkest days are behind me
I want to stay out here in the sun for a while
And I saw i saw the wide old world wide old way

And I saw I saw the wide old world wide old way

Megan said...

It must be so nice to get away from everything, just the two of you; I'm sure you're savoring the anonymity of it all. Happy Anniversary, enjoy each other's company.

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