Marie sat on the wicker chair and stared out at the Atlantic Ocean. She knew unquestionably that this beach house was home despite the fact that her residence was situated an hour away. The vacation neared its completion, yet she was comforted to know that she’d be returning next month. As time passed and everyday stresses worked on her nerves, she longed for the beach. There’s something so calming and melodic while watching the waves splash against the pebbled shoreline. The rhythm frequently lulled her to sleep while creating imaginative scenes in her mind.
Though not an artist by profession, Marie revels in art through music, theatre, and a knack for being crafty! As she gazed at the beautiful sunset, she felt a connection more powerful than any other time in her life. The rays of light kissed the water’s surface and twinkled with every movement. She allowed the daydream to take its course, so she closed her eyes and rested her head against the interlaced chair.
Magic. Beauty. Imagination. The carnival music resonated from the pier even blocks away from where Marie stood. She stared at her painted toenails that stuck out of the bejeweled, khaki-colored sandals. The cotton dress that flowed from her recently larger frame could use some adjustments. Regardless of the ample room, the dress remained one of Marie’s favorites. An ocean-blue background with ivory trimming. The necklace that brushed against her collarbone reminded her of how precious each moment is. The key-shaped pendant with a fleur-de-lis center symbolized love in its truest sense – the key to unlocking your heart resides in the most mystical of places.
Marie opened her eyes and wiggled her red-painted toes. Reaching for her wine glass, she heard the front door open and the beautiful sounds of her boys’ laughter filled the air. She raised her glass towards the sky and toasted to the joy that filled her heart.
*I purchased the lovely pendant from jewelry artists Bob & Kristi Dengler. They have a variety of other beautiful pieces. Please visit their website, www.RobertKristi.com, to peruse their collection.*