Goodbyes

How do you say goodbye to a place? Sometime you take a picture — my 16 member family took one on the beach all wearing our Theo’s t-shirts. I’ll post it when I get it. A  some point I’ll go to the beach probably at sunset and sit, close the eyes and try to make a memory of the sounds and smell of the ocean. But its only a wonderful place, what made my week was the presence of family especially the philosophers. Its good to see the world through a child’s eyes from time to time.

I understand what Jesus meant when he said we must be more like children. A child overcomes quickly a natural fear of the crashing waves because in them is pure delight and fun. They eat because they are hungry, they nap when they are tired, and they don’t understand why their grandfather doesn’t run to the beach, but are delighted when I arrive. Life is full of new adventures and new experiences.

One this last day of beach week, pause and meditate on what ways you and I can be more like children. It’s not quite time yet to put away all childish things.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. 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.

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