A warm, dense breeze caresses my face;
the taste of salt lingers in the air.
Light jumps and plays across the water;
waves rhythmically roll and crash on the shore.
My toes dig into soft, moist sand;
cool water laps at my feet.
Salty air fills my lungs;
bright, warm sun lulls my eyes closed.
My shoulders slide down from their hitched position;
the furrows in my brow relax.
My mind quiets.