the older i get, the more i grow to learn how to appreciate that which is around me. i think the first twinges of appreciation came with my first college experience, living so far from home and having the instant and warm feeling of nostalgia when i would travel home for visits. i think there is also an added level of life experience that makes you open your eyes up beyond what is immediately there and learn to take it all in, soak in the beauty of the familiar and the unknown and store it away in your memory, heart, mind, what have you.
pre-season at the sc beach boardwalk. wonderfully quiet on a weekday morning, just me and the half dozen workers getting ready for summer