This Morning the Ocean Danced

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This morning the ocean danced.

An hour before sunrise, waves rushed and leapt and sprayed, leaving a molten crimson cast on the rocky shore. This is the the same spot where my children planted a beach bouquet .

The sun ignited a more tentative, delicate ballet.  It seemed to whisper from both wings, limbs of light clasping each other at the horizon as dawn’s bright white clouds began to swirl and glide overhead.

As birds began singing in earnest, one sturdy late winter branch bowed to its more petite neighbor, whose arms were outstretched, as if extending an invitation to tango.

Five years ago today my children and I brought their father home to die.

But this morning the ocean danced.


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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school on the banks lso is an adjunct professor at a law school near the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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7 Responses to This Morning the Ocean Danced

  1. I’m glad the world is still dancing, despite the loss you must still feel. In the midst of suffering, there is this sort of joy that enables us to continue.


  2. scillagrace says:

    And Death is a dance as well. Change and movement… *hugs to you*

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  4. Johadel says:

    I love the way you write!

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  6. Marie Keates says:

    Beautiful sunrise and poignant memories

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