Saturday, April 23, 2011
Willard and Cresent beaches in the summer and during the winter the expanse of open water of Old Orchard Beach are places that bring forth solace and creativity into my life. Whether it's the solitude of the empty beach with pounding surf in the winter months or the relatively uncrowded warm sand of July, they can both set the mind at ease and rejuvenate the spirit. Both of these times and locals conjurer up fine memories too- our January trips to icy Kettle Cove in the station wagon and Dad's wild tales of pirates and buried treasures or Mom's egg salad sandwiches with that slight hint of sand at Willard on our summer sojourns there. Now that I think about it, I shouldn't be surprised at all that these sites along the coast bring forth such feelings. The mind does amazing things, when we just sit back and let it work.