The beach break was an unexpected outing for me. I dropped Maria off for a beach clean-up with Japanese National Honor Society. Bucket. Extension grabber. Gloves. Flip flops. I figured on driving home, to ignore laundry, and lose track of time, until she called for a pick-up! But on my way out a parking space opened up, a spot too good to pass up. So, I went for it! And walked up and down Moonlight, observing birds, turning stones, rescuing a bee, watching surfers, and just generally breathing easy, smiling, feeling good.
There were a few groups out, cleaning up, and knowing that this is something our community does feels good, too.