The Count of Monte Cristo on CD.
The Ritz with a group of stellar young men and women. Before the residents began to arrive I took a short trip to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the northernmost lighthouse of the Outer Banks. Subsequently, there was the usual rollicking and frolicking upon the beach, the beach volleyball, the glow-in-the-dark dancing, the barbecues, the hot-tubbing and the various and sundry vacation shenanigans. There were also the added bonuses of watching the NBA playoffs, eating delicious food, and exploring the sand dunes. In the midst of all of the ruckus, I made sure to find some time to be still, to read (I also finished reading J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye), to walk on the beach, to sit by the ocean, and to listen.
for the beauty of the earth, the beauty of the sky, and the beauty of each hour. I feel grateful for this beautiful region on this beautiful speck that we call earth. Onward and upward!