The tide was out, We picked our way through bleached driftwood illuminated by moonlight. We dragged our boots through tidal pools and played in the shadows of large rocks. We followed the curving lines of rippled sand from one promontory to the another. We inhaled the frosty air and our bodies tingled with the freshness of it.
We shared the beach with a handful of people and dogs. Drawn together by a sense of meaning and wonder we exchanged heartfelt greetings.