Archive for August 4th, 2015

All we are is corks in the sea

August 4, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Aug. 4, 2015

Until last weekend, I think it had been four and a half years since I’d been on the beach. (Those seaside sojourns, incidentally, were related to my jaunt to Miami for the Jan. 3, 2011, Orange Bowl.)

I was fortunate, however, to have been invited to the Maryland community that my sister-in-law’s family has been visiting for about three decades, and perhaps longer. And on Sunday, I went in the water.

A young relative grabbed my hand and led me down the beach into the Atlantic Ocean. I winced and belly-ached at the temperature of the water for a few minutes. Then my body adjusted, and I tried to accommodate my companion’s demands to jump and duck and turn my back to the waves.

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