Reminisce

This white color pencil on black paper was inspired by a trip to Seattle in 2018 to visit our son and daughter in law.  We took a Ferry on Elliot Bay to go to Alki Beach Park.  After departing our transport we decided to enjoy the walk to the beach. How far could it be? We later came to realize it was miles, and miles away.  The sand was uncharastically hot comparative to the air temperature and the water was freezing cold.  Thirsty and fatigued, we purchased water and in need of shade, so we bought an umbrella.  The view and company was extraordinary. I recall laughs, small talk, smiles, eye contact, all while enjoying the view of sand, the bay, Seattle, the mountains and the bright blue sky. We spent our time walking the shore, no more than above the ankles for obvious reasons (not to mention the slimy green seaweed), before thermal discomfort set in, all while looking for rocks.  Next, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at a 5 star seafood restaurant with a few iced cocktails.  A Uber drive back (too long of walk, we realized LOL) and we were again on the ferry toward home.   Looking back toward our ferry departure point as the sun is setting, revisiting the simple spectacular moments of life together as family, the day responded with its magnificence.  I will draw this someday with hopes we may share another day as heartwarming as this one again. 

David