When Facebook debates push me to despair,
When the nightly news makes me want to tear out my hair.
When civility and sanity seem out of reach…
Why, then it is time to go to the beach.
Green hills to the left, blue sea to the right
Sand between toes, birds soaring in flight.
Midday sun with resplendent light
No matter now who’s wrong or who’s right.
No matter now who’s right or who’s wrong
Let it be, listen to the song.
Of the music of tides, the swishing of grass.
The splendor that endures, the beauty that does last.
To the left, the deep green, to the right, the deep blue
Me in-between, returned to what’s true.
Limantour Beach, Pt. Reyes Station