As a child, she walked the shoreline, listening to waves lap against rocks as she stooped to study tiny tide pool worlds that breathed in and out with the waves.
As a teen, she sailed the inlet, departing the harbor to the cry of seagulls. She’d wondered then, why they sounded so sad.
Time passes. A million waves. A million breaths.
Cradling an urn, her sister is accompanied by brother and husband. They drift toward the last boat on the right, murmuring memories. An occasional laugh joins the music of the masts.
Still, they know why the seagulls cry.
I love Ted Strutz’s photo prompt! I love sailboats, I love Puget Sound, I love harbors, the sea, the mountains. So, it’s no wonder. Thank you, Ted! 🙂
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