A perfect day "down the shore"
"Hold me, Mommy! Hold my hand! Tighter! Don't let go!
The surf pulls back and feet disappear in the wet sand below. Pebbles rush away and then forward again. Laughter.
The smell of sunscreen and salt. A cool breeze blowing off the vast water. Cold drinks and fresh fruit.
Toes digging in sand. The delight of finding a gleaming white shell, followed by an iridescent blackish-blue one.
Buckets and shovels dig holes big and small. Mounds of sand pile up. Castles made and destroyed, then remade again.
Rest. Relaxation. Peace.
Fun. Dreams. Excitement. A perfect summer day. Memories that last a lifetime.