Champagne sand (and borrowing Hafiz)

We walked along the shore on the birth of light of a new morning,

I could hear the waves rush in and fill the sand

Overflowing then back out again

And I hunched over like an old hunched backed lady

Searching for that ellusive trinket,

The black sharks tooth notorious down here

And I stopped

Not for anything in particular,

Just because someone whispered in my ear to stop and listen,

“Can you hear that” the voice said.

And I think it was Hafiz,

(Thank you Michael for that) because I see him at times,

Not in red of course, more of a multi colored illuminated coat of sparkles-

Almost as the elf on the shelf in a way

But more prized,

All full of mischief and good things though.

And as the water filled the sand around my feet

There was the sound,

And if I had to compare it to anything,

It was like a thousand bubbles in champagne

Jumping forth from the glass for a celebration,

But here I was at the beach and the New Years celebration,

Yes, it was that very night,

So many hours away and I knew myself enough to know 

I wouldn’t be up that far to greet that particular moment,
And I think he knew that and wanted me to celebrate in my own special way.

So I listened to the sounds and the ocean as it resided back into itself,

I found for but a moment in time forgot all about those ellusive little teeth,

And it was like the creation around me was reaching up,

I was looking, searching for that one special specimen,

But when looking about me came to realize,

It wasn’t about the treasure,

For I was living the treasure….with the water pulling and tickling my feet

And the laughter that sprang forth from within me I looked up

And there I saw a cloud drift by laughing too,

And I think you tipped your cap on your way back home

And I was so very content.

It is possible to find this contentment.

When I stopped searching,

The treasures found me stumbling about in bubbling surf

And a toast of all good things found me waiting on a friend

Who always delivers when least expected.

I found a tooth, or five, doesn’t matter,

I found a more special gift that is priceless

in the letting go

And The being 

and the simple joy of laughter

That I knew so long ago as a child

Sipping just a touch of champagne swirling about my toes below a yellow sun,

On just a day, yet still on a special day,

Just like every day that find me,

In the company of friends.

I had to dedicate this to my friend Michael over at Embracing Forever as his little friend Hafiz seemed to have found me far from my home on a beach searching, yet finding the unexpected and quite embracing the gifts of the day. The sounds of the water leaving the sand sounding like bubbles up a champagne glass. Happy sounds truly. I had to smile and still am as I pen this. 

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9 thoughts on “Champagne sand (and borrowing Hafiz)

  1. Thanks so much, I think Michael lets him come out to play often, we just don’t always see or recognize him. I notice when life gets too busy, we lose sight of him too. Peace and love and all good things, K

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  2. Must be grilled cheese then, haha….my tan sucked away on the drive home….cold weather does that to me, back to dry nostrils, bloody nose and itchy dogs from the wood burner…fun, huh? Damn cold, that’s for sure….forty or so this weekend, happy days then.

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  3. It’s 18 below zero here. That’s -25 with the wind chill factor! In a couple of days though, I hear it’s going to turn mild again. So, screwy weather up here… Yes, the beach! I see you there with the sun at you back… you must be toasty looking by now; you’d go good as a sandwich ?

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  4. Thanks my friend. Traveling today to the snow zone of NY…brrrr…..chilly here in Kentucky and will be leaving soon. Hoping for semi decent weather closer to home and thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed my piece o’ the beach🐟🐟🐟🐟🌴☀️ K

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  5. You are so welcome and I’m glad you enjoyed. Traveling today back up North, leaving the sun behind to ?embrace? The snow we know we will find. Have an amazing day, stay warm and I shall remember these bubbles of warm salt water days as I tromp about in the nanook of the North boots, hats and lest we forget gloves….sigh😊❄️🐟

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  6. Great stuff Kim! It makes me feel like running out and slirpping up the ocean! I can see your new surroundings appeal to you… Just don’t turn it into: ‘The Shinning!’ LOL! Love that you’re loving your life… Love: The living.

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  7. This was such a delight to read, I love the imagery as well as the deeper thoughts/ideas – thanks for the back story as well. 🙂

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