Saturday, July 15th, 2006 • 1 Comment on Observations From the Sand
—There are two kinds of people who go to the beach: those who turn their beach chairs to get the best sun exposure and those who turn their chairs to get the best view.
—Despite the fact that it only rains for five minutes at a time in St. Thomas, people who are still wet from the ocean will scramble to gather their possessions and run indoors.
—An ocean view can change a dozen times a day depending on the light. Sometimes it’s inviting… sometimes it’s ominous.
—Children and old people seem to experience the same kind of pure joy when they’re swimming in the ocean.
—The sound of the waves has a slow, steady rhythm that can lull you to sleep.
—Napping on the beach is pure decadence, but it’s better to move to the shade of a palm tree before falling asleep.
—There is a disproportionate number of mid-to-late fifties men vacationing with thirtyish year old women here. I have no idea why.
—Palm trees and other tropical plants not only survive in the harshest of conditions, they find a way to thrive.
—It’s easy to become territorial away from home. The beach becomes my beach, the palm tree becomes my palm tree. Bitch.
—Everything moves slower on an island. I think even my heart rate has slowed down. I know my brain has.