Another beach photo? You bet. What impresses a new arrival the most is the beauty of the place, and in Southern California, with the Pacific Ocean in our backyard, we have beauty galore.
I love the sea, as the shot below (age thirteen) near the Black Sea proves. Okay, one photo can hardly prove anything, but …
There is peace and serenity near the water — a sense of freedom with the lapping waves in the background, ever so peaceful. And a sense of beauty. The beauty of the sea, land and its people.
How This Pertains to the Story
Yesterday, I talked about tensions sparked by cultural differences, how my views as a new arrival influenced the writing of Zoe Sinclair who sees friends suspecting friends and neighbors distrusting one another as a result of such tensions.
But she also finds friendship and love. The vociferous few stand out in Stranger or Friend, but others prove there is good in the world.
Same as Zoe, I was the beneficiary of much goodwill upon arrival. Time and again, people opened up their hearts, inviting me in. The fictional aspect of that is shown in characters such as Doctor Knox, Zoe’s mother, Daphne Herod (the neighbor), and others, because we must be here for one another and trust in friendship.
Nothing amazes more than humanity at its best. The beauty of friendship. We’re coming together more and more through the use of technology. Hopefully that will continue. There is beauty in the human spirit, in what we can do together.
Thank you for allowing me a philosophizing moment. Seems blogging takes me there at times.
Cheers and Happy AZing, friends!