Friday, September 5, 2008

Labor Day at the beach

We bid farewell to summer at Lake Michigan this weekend. My cousin lives in Ogden Dunes and our whole family visits every Labor Day. It's become a tradition. Olivia and her cousins love it. We love it. We laugh a lot with our family. There are enough adults there to allow the parents to steal away a few moments to take a walk on the beach. Our walk is a mini-movie inside me sand, sunset behind Chicago, miniature like a city inside a snow globe, so far across the Lake from us...the light changing every every sky turns red before giving way to a darkening blue...pebbles sink under my wet feet. A reggae band is playing at the beach party...we meld with the crowd swaying gently to the rhythm...then it's time to go back to our family, our stolen moments have come to an end for now.