10-10-10 It’s 8:15 a.m. and I’m facing east, sitting on the beach. The beach is completely serene and satiny in this light. The sound of waves as they dissipate has a long sheen to it as well. The beach has few people, no clutter of human furnishings– just pelicans on their long horizontal flight path. That’s what I love about this beach– the depth and wideness of it, and the emptiness. So, in words I save this moment, sewing it into a bag I will carry with me into winter, early darkness, repelling chill, small spaces. I will take out the bag and open it to breathe back in the missing pieces of the 360 degrees of my life.