Sunday, April 25, 2010
Here's a look across Back Bay at low tide. Some say, this time of day when the ebb empties the bay ain't pretty. I beg to differ. I always enjoy driving along the boulevard when the tide is out; I think it provides a very interesting glimpse of the city. A while back on Coyle, after the leaves were gone in the fall, I'd sit in the window seat on the second floor and could see all the way to Tukey's Bridge on a clear day. That was pretty cool. During the winter months, I'd always glance coming down the stairs to see just how far that view would take me. Now the smell-- call me crazy, but to take a step off the front porch and draw in a deep breath of sea air-- that, to me, was always reassuring. It was a safe time in my life. It was a simpler time and one for me anyway, was made so much enjoyable and memorable growing up so near the water. Breathe in ... can you feel it?