The ocean is as blue as the sky, a perfect reflection of a cloudless day. The breeze, flowing freely and subtly, against the warmth of the brightly shining Sun. The soft grittiness of the almost white sand. The soul clinching vastness of the Pacific Ocean. It’s so beautiful. Perfect. Surreal. This. Is. Life. All I’ve ever waited for.
Have you ever had that feeling? Everything’s perfect. Succinct. Pure. Righteous. All at once, every single thing in the world is absolutely fine. Alright. At ease. Perfect.
Have you ever been some place or met a person that made you feel like that? As if no matter what happens, everything, in the end, really is going to be okay? That what happens to you, when everything is all said and done, really can be greater than what it is right now? That a moment is just that, a moment, nothing more and nothing less?
That who you and where you are doesn’t have to be all that you’ll ever be? That, perhaps, just perhaps, there are happy endings after all? That you can live a happily ever after, just maybe because in this moment right now, you are happily ever after? That if you passed from this world in that very moment, you could only feel grateful that you ever got to live happily ever after, if only for just two minutes?
In that moment, with my toes buried in the wet sand as it clashed with the ocean shore, the mist of the splashing waves, and burning intensity of the Sun’s overcast, I felt that feeling. More like a breathtaking, overwhelming emotional hypnosis of perfection.
It was amazing. It was in that moment that I knew, I’d lived life. I knew. There was so much more to be done in this beautifully evasive conundrum of a world. Yet, at the same, all I ever wanted or could ever imagined had been delivered. It gave me every reason to live and every reason to say I had already lived.
I’ve been blessed to find peace and joy in many things and people. I’ve felt that feeling far more than most I know and for that I am grateful. It is at the foot of the Pacific Ocean, nonetheless, where I’ve most profoundly felt this serene completeness of peace.