I just love the beach at any time of year. One of the things I like to do is early in the morning after a walk is to sit with a cup of coffee and watch the coming and going of the waves and surf.

Everything in nature seems to have its ebb and flow, its alternation of night and day, of activity and rest, the one blending with the other throughout the seasons and the centuries. A similar rhythm in human life occurs. I think that’s why I love the comings and goings of the ocean. It reminds me that each of our lives has it joys and sorrows, its successes and failures, and its ups and downs.

In the dark nights of our soul, we know that dawn will appear. The rhythm of the ocean should take all fear from us, and it opens vistas of understanding of our existence.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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