Morning T and Slicers,
It’s Day 8 for this year’s March Slice of Life and I’m feeling tender after reading Mary Ann Reilly’s Slice today, honoring her husband’s two year anniversary. As I wrote my letters to you, she did the same and it was inspirational to read her this morning.
This has been a tender winter for me without a return to sea and sand. Just yesterday, as the snow fell and the wind blew and I prayed the power would stay on, I got the news I needed to book a trip to Israel in April. Yes Tuvia, it’s happening. Just clicking that last confirmation filled me to the brim with joy.
Before you, the beach and I were not friends. I followed in my mom’s footsteps and kept my distance from sun, sand and tanning: a total waste of time. Vacations were not to be wasted but then you showed up and together we created time and space for both leisure and learning trips and sometimes even a combination of both. But the beach found its way into our lives and while neither of us were tanners we did come to love walking, sitting and breathing together on sand next to beautiful seas and oceans and now, without you here, I just can’t live without a beach… especially the Tel Aviv beach and the sea that nurtures it.
Funny, without you here I learn so much about what you left behind for me to continue to love and need.
With Love and Gratitude,