beachnightNOTE: This essay was published 5 July 2000, when I was a columnist for the now-defunct Morrock News Digest. I’m posting it here for a few readers to enjoy.

A working trip swept me away from home for over a week, but briefly a moment appeared to watch the moon rise from the Atlantic Ocean at 10 p.m. and fight with the clouds to find his space in the sky. The wind caressed our faces after the hot trip to oceanside. The sand forgave our imposition and welcomed us to sit facing the horizon that disappeared in the dark. Continue reading