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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Stealing Summer from the Jaws of Autumn
We ran into some REALLY old friends at Jacob Riis this weekend.
This was one of those weekends where you just have to get out--preferably near a body of water. Nevermind that we're deep into October.
So I gathered Sebastian, some sand toys, and a couple of artist friends and headed for the beach. We dug in the sand, we played chase, and--best of all--we swam. It was divine. The waves were gentle, the sand smooth, and the water was SOOOOO clear. Yes it was chilly--bracing. The day was so gorgeous and we had the wonderful beach all to ourselves with its once-glorious but now-semi-decrepit buildings aging very gracefully. The sun was bright but soft and the air so clear. It was a wonderful day.
We hopped back in the car when it started to get chilly and were home in half an hour. Unfathomable that we never left New York City.