I was living in Miami during my ashram days in the early 70s. After having dinner out one evening my husband and I decided to take a walk down on the beach by Biscayne Bay. The moon was out and it was a balmy, breezy night in summer. We reached the beach and walked hand-in-hand along the shallow tide. There didn’t appear to be any other people along that stretch of beach and it was especially nice to have it to ourselves. We walked further along when we made out a large, dark shape about mid way between the dunes and the water’s edge. As we drew closer we realized that it was an enormous sea turtle who was returning to the water after laying her eggs in the fine, white sand. She lumbered along and soon met with the lapping waves that took her out to sea. We watched as she disappeared. I’ve never forgotten my first encounter with one of those amazing animals.
the depths harbor life
dunes provide incubators
sea oats sway greetings
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