We went to the beach yesterday.
This is what we saw. At the end of this pathway, there is supposed to be sand. Instead, we were met with Class III white water as overflow from the lagoon gushed on to the beach.
Granted, it was high tide, but the beach was completely submerged.
Due to recent storm surges and a possible influence of the Pacific tsunamis generated from the most recent Chilean earthquake, this is what happened to the access road running parallel to the beach. That wipe stripe was once the bike lane.
Regardless of what man might do to try and stop it, Nature has a will all of it's own.
Think about that...
It's the same nature that is in you and me and all things living.
And it is incredibly powerful to behold.
This concludes my random thoughts for the day, all of which were connected by the theme of free will. Free will of marine mammals, immigrants and mother nature. It made a lot more sense when I thought it up this morning than it does, now. Regardless, I need to go finish completing one more mound of Kindergarten registration paperwork. Because it's real. It's happening.
My babies are growing up and going to school.
And like all other nature driven forces in life, there's not much I can do but take pictures, write stories and do my best to document the moment. For what it's worth, I've discovered that a good glass of red really does help to dull the pain of fleeting time. But not if you are also listening to, "Dust In The Wind."
"I close my eyes. Only for a moment and the moment's gone."
Take note: if you're having any remorse about your child going to school, you might want to skip listening to Kansas when you're completing kindergarten registration.