Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When I stand on the sand and look to the sea it puts my life into perspective. So what if the dishes aren't washed or that last pile of paperwork has not been completed? My life is good and all is right with me today.
If once you have slept on an island
You'll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name,
You may bustle about in street and shop
You may sit at home and sew,
But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.
You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.
Oh! You won't know why and you can't say how
Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
You'll never be quite the same.
Let the Democrats and Republicans disagree. Let the old and young disagree. Let you and I sit on the sand for a bit. All is right!
Cathy Medlin is a Topsail Island Ambassador and has been, in her words, "For about a hundred years".