This week I went by myself to have a little memorial/tribute for Dad at the beach. I left early in the morning and had the whole beach to myself for a long time. There is something absolutely magical about being completely alone on the beach (along with the seagulls and other critters). It was a stunning day - no wind and not a cloud in sight. I didn't say goodbye to Dad because I don't believe this is goodbye; instead, I talked to him and also to my brother, Dan, and I feel like they could hear me.
Short video clip, above, of the sound of the waves and Dad's photo and mementos.
Nobody in sight!
Finally, a nice couple walked by and I asked them to take my photo. I found that I was so emotional, though, that when I went to ask them, I was speechless - I had tears instead of words! I was able to get out my sentence and they were super kind about it all.
I've always been a believer of the unseen and the unknown and even the ridiculous. Hence, an explanation of the above photo. At one point I was trying to get a grip on my emotions and heard the sound of geese honking from above. I was surprised to see geese at the beach and I took a photo of them. After I spotted them, I immediately felt calmer. On the day after Dad passed, two geese landed on our house and then flew off while I was talking to Karina on the deck - we didn't see them but the foreman came to tell us about it. So I thought it was cool that two geese showed up at the beach. Anyway, when I got home and was shuffling through my many photos on my iPhone, I noticed the bright blue object in the lower right. All I can say is this: Google "spirit orbs." It is a thing! And colors mean different things. I am a believer! Whether it was Dad or Dan or a spirit guardian, I do not believe I was alone on that beach and I find that super comforting.
After Bodega Harbor, I went to the Tides Gift Shop to look for a little whale memento since I already have a few elephant items to remind me of Dad. Immediately upon entering the shop, there was a kitchen towel display that featured towels with fish and ocean themes...and check out the manufacturer's label - an elephant!! OMG.
Bravo gets a hug from Grandma Snap.
Bravo on the bunny bed!
Yep - that's the side view of a bunny yawn!
Taking in the view!