I remember the taste of the ocean, tangy and harsh on the tongue, down the throat. The fluidity of the sand, stirring about, though weighed down by bulk of the water. The instinctual sensation of floating among the fish, the seaweed. When one floats in the water, what is felt? The power of the ocean, yes, and the helplessness of one's own body, unguarded and so incredulously small amongst the creatures of the sea and the ancient waters themselves. The primal intuition that a miracle is in front of us, around us, above and below us. A place to cherish. The waves slap the shores endlessly, carried in from lands in the infinite distance, their tune echoing mellifluously across the beach. An incredible song, that melody of sea and sand. The silhouettes of scavenging birds hang in the pastel light of morning, streaked across a nearly-cloudless sky. A glorious place to be, the beach.
TROPICAL PAPAYA TREAT
This tropical drink is ideal for a hot summer day. Serves 4-6.
- 1 ripe papaya, skin & seeds removed
- 4 frozen banana
- 1 cup of frozen mango
- 1 cup of lite coconut milk
- one 16oz. can of pineapple