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The Shape of Things

wave photo
Photo by N@ncyN@nce

After a day of early autumn
yard work, I reached
for a glass of water
in the kitchen. As I
paused in between thoughts,
I noticed a warm breeze
billow the shear curtain
curling it around a ceramic
frog with a scrubbing pad
in its mouth. The graceful
movement reminded me
of catching ocean waves
when I was a teenager. I
used to compare the beautiful
rolling waves to the girls
walking the beach
and the tapering cove
undulating before the setting sun
and the rounding feel
of a wet surfboard in my hands .
I smiled to think that perfectly
shaped waves still can catch
me in these early days
of fall.