Beach: Sun and Soft Smooth Sand

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Everyone has a place where they go to escape all the pressures and worries of life. There is always that one spot that can soothe all your problems and troubles in times of stress. For me, the beach is the ultimate cure to all of my problems. While I am there, all of my concerns, cares and worries wash away with the outgoing waves.

As I stroll along I can feel the soft smooth sand beneath my feet. I am taken in by the soothing atmosphere that surrounds me. I let myself absorb the intense rays of the sun on a scorching summer day. I am calmed by the sounds of the ocean; the regular pounding of the waves restrain all of my worries. As I sit in my chair I can see all the sights of summer; children building sand castles along the ocean's edge, to my right I observe an elderly couple enjoying a good book. I smell all the wonderful smells the beach provides. The teenage girl ahead of me smears on another layer of suntan lotion and I smell its wonderful coconut aroma.

I am soon at the point where my skin can no longer take the harsh rays of the blistering summer sun. I run as fast as my feet can carry me toward what my body sees as heaven, an endless pool of cool, blue water.  I dive into the crashing waves head first.  Floating peacefully on the waves, I am unaware of the approaching waves that are soon to break over me.  I duck down just in time to avoid a monstrous, braking wave that was rolling in my direction. I bob up and down in the water until the world seems right again. I finally venture out of the water back onto the sandy shore. I sit basking in the sun once again, feeling the prickle of the saltwater drying on my sun kissed skin. I promise myself that I will not wait so long before I return again.
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