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.