I dream of beach days

Dreaming of beach days- photo by Jade Moon

The memories I have are like nuggets of gold-- the crunch of sand, hot and gritty between my toes; the caress of ocean waves warmed by the sun. Most of all, the strength of my father as he carried me on smooth, broad shoulders and walked into the sea-- deeper, deeper until he was almost fully submerged. He lowered me into the water even as I clung to him like an opihi, weightless and warm and loved. 

Serene in 2018

"I wish that others would appreciate what they do have Instead of wishing for what they don't. I wish that people would stop taking life for granted and start living in the moment, for life is short and tomorrow is not promised.

"Remember to HUG your loved ones every day and tell them you love them."