The capacity for delight
is the gift of paying attention.
Long Beach, California
I'm taking a little break from posting my New York trip, to share some Southern California September with you! Yes, I'm very behind!
The photo, just above was a perfect spot to have a glass of wine and enjoy the ocean air! O.K., I'm getting ahead of myself! Let's get into a groove ...
Please press play. ;)
Anyway, I used to spend a lot of time in Long Beach, back in the early/mid 90s when I had a boyfriend living down there. After that, my visits were few and far between. I'd head down if there was an exhibition at the Latin American Museum of Art or the Long Beach Museum of Art, that I wanted to see.
But just recently, over the summer actually, my Aunt and Uncle moved down there, and I finally made it for a visit! What a gorgeous perfect day to drive down! (A little less than an hour, depending on traffic? Less on the way home.)
This was during one of the biggest heat waves, of September, and my apartment was in the high 90s, so I was thrilled to be near the ocean! And Long Beach has changed a lot since 1994!
Slow down and enjoy life.
It's not only the scenery you by, going too fast-
you also miss the sense of where you are going
My Aunt and Uncle love being in Long Beach and I can completely see why! Isn't it fantastic?! They are a little farther away from me, but what a great place to visit them for our dinners and our DWTS and So You Think You Can Dance viewings!
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has the power to move you,
if the simple things of nature
have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
What a perfect late afternoon, early evening! After the pier, we headed to their place for a delicious meal and Dancing With the Stars. There is something so rejuvenating about the ocean air and sound of the water and seagulls ...
Another beautiful evening!
Thanks Penny and John!!
Be the holder of your own Nature.
It is a joyful responsibility.
Blessings and light!!