There are many things Pure in this world upon reflection, but this moment in time spent on the beach stands out in my mind. Perhaps because it was one of those few impromptu instances in middle-aged life of ‘feeling like a kid again’, as we ‘played’ in the sand with our feet while taking in the beautiful surroundings at Hapuna Beach. Afterall, who can resist raking such fine granules of nature’s minerals between one’s toes, as its addictive and inviting texture makes you tingle from head to…well, you guessed it…toe?! While neither my husband or I are big beach-goers or sun-worshippers, we do like to partake in both every now and again.
Looking at this image again takes me right back to the gorgeous warm, sunny day in Kona when we decided to hop in our mid-sized rental car one morning and head up the Kohala coast with nothing to worry about except for the long stretch of highway ahead and the fields of lava rock all around us (along with the occasional ‘Donkey Crossing’ sign). How often in daily life do we get to say a phrase like, “With nothing to worry about…”? Not often enough, in my opinion. Nor do we usually have the chance to ‘just pick up and go’ when the mood strikes. Or, do we? Although I see the irony in saying so, sometimes the opportunity to ‘indulge in the moment’ requires careful planning and/or saving–but it’s sure to be worth every penny! To me, this day spent in Hawaii is an idyllic example of this Week’s Photo-Challenge: Pure. Pure joy amongst the purity of nature.