Friday, October 24

JOY

On Sunday my mother and I went for a pancake lunch at the beach, despite the fact that it was raining heavily and the weather forecast had predicted a huge storm. The entire boardwalk was deserted, and somehow it felt courageous to walk there in the rain. Summer had been long and beautiful, both of us were unprepared for this kind of cold. I remember I would probably always feel that way after summer, completely unprepared for what the next season would bring. Having pancakes with my mother cheered me up a bit, and I was able to relax. I had felt upset with certain family members, and knew they probably felt upset with me. Maybe there was no escape from family relations, maybe one simply had to find a way to be at ease with them. Like walking in the rain on a deserted beach, you should enjoy it somehow.