Short.takes

Cycling on the Broadwalk

…was something magical. I felt a peace. It was early in the morning with very few people out who shared the same idea. I was relaxed and could not remember ever enjoying such an activity. There was still a slight chill in the air but I could also feel the warmth of the sun. It’s glow was beginning to cheer me up. Listening to the rhythm and the beat of the ocean that seemed harmonious with the songs from the sea gulls relaxed my mind further in to peacefulness.

I rode like this for hours traveling almost the entire length of the boardwalk. I did not want this moment to end. I did not have to hear the infamous: “Watch the tram-car please” the loud music, the pinging of boardwalk games, or screaming children. I did not have to say excuse me 50 million times, it was just me, the rented bike (and of course a few other riders) as I enjoyed nature, looking at the ocean and the sand as I rode. Unfortunately this was over by mid morning in order to open the boardwalk for business.

This was one of my more memorable moments. The time when my mind was a peace, not a negative thought plague my mind. I was truly living. Not because I was on vacation in Wildwood, NJ but I was enjoying nature. It sounds corny, I know. But life is about appreciating living, nature, friendship, the moment and taking nothing for granted.

 

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