The Long Way Home


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October 2, 2011, 9:15 AM
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For an early anniversary present, he gave me a misty, empty beach. The morning sky was gray, like black and white film, and the ground covered in a slow, rolling fog. The tide was very low and it felt like a mile before we actually reached the water’s edge. We planned to walk along the beach for just a little while then go back to our motel, but  we spotted the roller coaster in the distance and that became our goal. We weren’t leaving until we could stand next to its vast skeletal maze. It is a gift to spend mornings in silence together, lost in the mysteries of the sea.

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A wonderful annniversary present and beautiful images. The rollercoaster looks like it’s from another world, coming out of the fog.

Comment by farmhouse stories

it was the best gift – i felt very at peace that day at the beach.

Comment by Lisa

Particularly love the first image.

Comment by Photobooth Journal

thank you! we walked a long while just so we could capture the coaster in the fog.

Comment by Lisa

one of my favorite blog entries dude!

Comment by Allegheny Eats

aw, dude, that’s so sweet – thank you!

Comment by Lisa

Quite romantic. Meet me in Montauk…

Comment by motherblue212

I didn’t think of that movie at the time, but yes.

Comment by Lisa




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