IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR...by b. Malin
NOVEMBER AT THE JERSEY SHORE...
It's November here at the Jersey Shore, and what Beautiful sights to see...The Leaves are now, Red, Golden, and Brown, and so many have dropped from the trees. Each day our Green lawn gets more covered... A sign that Winter is around the corner...And yet, the Roses Keep blooming.
We still walk the "Boardwalk" Lover Man & I, and Marvel at the "Surfers" looking up at the sky, doing their thing, wearing their "Wetsuits"... as their bodies, soak up the rays, sent from above. And on Beautiful Sunny Days such as this one today, we put off the "Indoor Chores" for that rainy day... We look at the Beach, and see those that have lived here for "Generations"...Sitting on their Chairs, or a Blanket, and Reading. The "Summer People" have long gone, and the Beach is theirs once again to Enjoy. They are said to have "Sand in their Shoes"...a compliment we hope to earn someday.
It's a different Life Style here on the Jersey Shore...Maybe it's a slower pace, which most of us seem to Enjoy. When you see someone you know, you can actually stop and talk. I do this quite often. The other day, we were to an "Art Show", at our Beautiful Library, that is located practically on the Beach. I notice one of the "Artist" staring at me. He has long hair, with gray running through it, and it's tied in a long pony tail that goes down his back. I say, "I know I know you"...He says pointing at me and smiling, "Capricorn". I smile back at him, as I point to him, and reply, "Aquarius"...and then we both Laugh. So here's my confession... I'm not good at remembering names, but I NEVER forget a "Sign"... Which in this case turns out to be "Fred" and his partner, "Buddy", a "Virgo". Fred, afterwards, told Lover Man, that he never forgot that about me.
Lover Man & I are starting to notice some of the Birds on the Beach are forming that "V" formation, in the sky, as they Mentally, and Instinctively, get ready to Fly South for the Winter. "Hey, I yell, wait for us"... For we too plan to go South once again, at the end of the month, only we will drive...Each of us taking a turn at the wheel...Forming our own "V"... We will stay at a place near the Beach, for it's the same Ocean that we will be leaving... And we will come home once again, in the Spring... with the Birds...and "Sand in our Shoes".