I sat and waited for the sun to disappear. At first, ever-so-slowly, but all of a sudden, it was gone. It seemed as if the water should have hissed and sizzled. I laughed out loud, thinking about the sun dropping into the bay like an Alka-Seltzer tablet dropped into a glass of water!
When the sky turned to twilight, we came away with a sense of wonder and peace. Then laughter bubbled up inside me. Ralph looked at me in surprise. What was so funny? “Nothing, really,” I replied. The picture inside my mind’s eye – the fiery sun sinking into the water that bubbled and hissed until the sun was completely dissolved!
We return every summer to Long Beach Island. My husband loves to sit on the beach and swim in the ocean. I like to take long walks with the Corgis and read lots of books. We both enjoy our stroll to the ocean early in the morning and to the bay just before sunset. Magnificent views! Peaceful moments! Time together! Every day in summer is eaten away like an ice-cream sundae, leaving sweet memories lingering on our taste buds.