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Hop of the Day #2386

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Hop of the Day #2386

For Leyla’s birthday we drove out over the bridge, over and under the hills, to reach a beach that stood against the ocean itself – not just the bay we find in Berkeley and Santa Cruz. The horizon felt like a bigger infinity, and when I looked out to the edge of the world I was often hypnotized there for a moment.

The sand was dark and coarse, with crystalline grains softened by the waves. Pearce and Mitch decided it made a decent cushion, and pulled off a few jumps just to get some air.

I feel like we ought to have had a cake and candles for Leyla – not for the cake itself, but because it’s nice to have a focused moment for a person on their birthday. Sushi and udon worked well enough, though, and at the end of the evening Leyla and Mitch both seemed full and happy.

They’ve been doing well lately. I hope their next year is good to them.

tick, skritch

Written by Umbrella Man

April 5, 2015 at 12:13 am

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  1. Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands

    Pearce Merritt

    April 5, 2015 at 12:22 am

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