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July 5, 2010
Jones beach. It needs a better name, a great beach name like Mystic, Cancun, or Bali. Jones. “There’s something happening and you don’t know what it is…” But sit on shore after six o’clock looking out to England and you know what it is. Here are my daughters, Holly and Catherine, 15 and 16, still playing in the sand, a couple of weeks ago when the water was still spring cold but the air was all summer.

In this moment I am refreshed with the earth’s presence. The salt in the air, the relentless sound of the surf providing the restoration of my dream that becomes my prayer and I think, “Surely this is enough for us. This is grace. What else do you really need?”