Re-Discovering An Old Friend
In an instant, she was free of socks and shoes. She was no longer bound by such reminders of a place and time, where she must work, pay bills, and take care of all other responsibilities and obligations. The moment her toes connected with the sand, they wriggled with glee and the beach seemed to say, "Welcome home. Where have you been? You have been away so long! Come and see all you have been missing!"
She left her companion where he stood, a safe distance from the ocean, feet firmly planted in his shoes. Squishing through the wet sand and leaving a trail of footprints behind her, she slowly re-acquainted herself with the water