posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 03:47 PM
It was a lovely, warm summer morning; the cool breeze that traveled in off the ocean, was a welcomed friend. As I stood gazing from the deck
overlooking the bay, I saw this crazy seagull plunge to the ground, picked something up in his beak, and then he flew up in the air and dropped it.
Again and again this procedure was repeated. At first, I couldn’t figure out what the hell that silly bird was doing? After watching him for a good
five minutes, all the sudden it occurred to me that the seagull was trying to crack some kind of shell open so he could eat the contents. I then had a
good chuckle. My verdict for this technique, gave me an entirely new respect for what I thought was a rather dim-witted bird.
As I sipped my morning coffee, I instinctively reached for my binoculars. That had become a daily ritual for me, glancing out over the ocean’s
sphere to see what kind of ships I could see coming and going. Promptly I realized that I had lost all concept of time, since retirement, one year
ago. I smiled and held my cup in the air as if I were drinking a fine glass of champagne, and spoke aloud a little toast to my new wonderful life. As
I was carrying on with myself, I was jolted by a distant laughter. Immediately I was flushed, overcome by embarrassment to know that the old couple
that lived next to me had been standing on their deck the entire time, and had overheard everything, & found my adolescent like frolics,
Giggling, as I said “Good Morning” still flustered from being caught in such a charade, I went inside the house and broke out in relentless
laughter, feeling equivalent to a silly schoolgirl. Perhaps they think I’m cracked? It really doesn’t matter much; after all, I am living a dream.
A full year ago, I gambled and came out on top. I won the lottery. That’s how all of this came to be. Still young at heart, a real zest for life, I
go to bed when I feel like it, I wake up when I wake up, and most importantly, my charming beach cottage has never seen a clock! I poured myself
another cup of coffee, and off I went to lounge in my hammock, taking in the morning sun until I could decide how I wanted to spend my day.
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