Being in the moment is always preferable. This morning an unexpected soft knock offered up the world and I was ready. Had contacted the kids in my hood. “tomorrow is low tide want to go to the beach , be at my house, bus leaves at 9a.m. If answer is yes let me know.
Almost did not make the bus, we were on time. I did not have a mask and pulling up my shirt to cover my mouth was not allowed. Yet my charge had a mask. How embarrassing. Bus driver was adamant. NO ! A black lady from the back held up a mask, it was new, I offered her money, she refused. Could not thank her enough. Was not about me but the disappointment of my charge. I wished the lady well, when she got off the bus and hoped she would have a great rest of the day. Driver could not I.d. her this was the first time she had her as a passenger.
Corina and I hit the water. It was bliss. today we learned to snorkel no seashells and no fish so we concentrated on form. Left her to her own devices. Then a family arrived with a little girl. Great, looked like her age. We asked if she would like a playmate. A match! and off to the wide blue ocean with loud squeals was Corina and Malia. I took photos and sketched.
This was their favorite beach in the area. The kids happily played stayed occupied. I mentioned the farmers market happening not far away. Should they be not to exhausted after the beach. Drop by the Historical Museum I’ll be there volunteering this afternoon on 1-4 p.m. .
Two hours of tropical bliss seemed to pass quickly. We wandered over to the market. It was busy busy. Ran into two sketching friends
great day to enjoy the market. Saw everything, Corina wanted popcorn and I got a loaf of bread. The bus arrived just as scheduled and we came home. FYI. As yet parking is not an issue but the SATURday bus runs on the half hour. Departs 7 min after the hour from the beach.
We picked flowers en route home for her mom. Hope she had a time to remember, as she hits her teens. Corina is nine, Malia is 7. Till another such day where we live in the moment here in our own Lake Worth Beach Paradise.