Winter Shores

Photo: Kim Nixon
Superior Shores, Presque Isle, Marquette MI
Post-Processed: LR, PSE with VP Actions (Ambiant)

How do you approach the shore? As a child I approached two different ways. If in the presence of others, cousins, summer friends, aunts and uncles, parents or grandparents, I rushed in. Running full-steam all knees and elbows and a splash was soon to follow. When alone, I was a whisper, trying to not move the tiny grains of sand. Walking lighter than a feather. Attempting to leave no trace of myself, not even a shadow. I was magic and no one knew but the shore.

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About kimnixon

Upper Peninsula Michigan Artist and Writer

Posted on January 31, 2010, in Contours, Magic Lands, Memory and Memoir and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This post makes me think about how I need to get to the shore all by myself and be that magic you speak of. I always have people with me. I need to go there by myself.

  2. Maybe you can trade “sitting” with someone. Have them watch your children while you viist the shore and then you return the favor. I know it is hard though–who to trust the kids with, but you’ve been making this trip for a couple or more summers, correct? Have you developed some relationships where you could do this?

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