Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet September

 
     At 5:00PM on Wednesday electricity returned to Fire Island.  In exchange for the ability to do a load of laundry and blast a little samba music, our bright sky of stars dusted with the milky way went a little dimmer. 
The roar of the ocean is constant.


As the power returned so did the boats full of the boys of Fire Island Pines.  Some came with their wigs, some with their dogs and others with their "gaybies" (I stand corrected Steve, thank you for the proper spelling, still reeling about in amazement over the existenvce of the word itself )  They were followed by barges carrying cases of food and liquor, flowers and perennials in full bloom: all ready to be set in place for the long weekend.

The happiest faces I have ever seen are those jumping off the boat and into the arms of friends and lovers.

 
We don't want to think about the saddest faces yet.  We won't see/ be those till Sunday.
  
But as busy as this island will become by tonight, one can still be the only people at on the beach at twilight or early morning. 

Repeat after me: Heaven On Earth.  Say it again.  Breathe, release, smile all over your face.

19 comments:

  1. How beautiful the photo of the beach is. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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  2. You are in the sweet spot for sure. My niece caught her first blue there last week. Enjoy.

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  3. I think the proper spelling of the highly inappropriate term would be "gaybies." That's terrible (but I like it).

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  4. Hi Jane,

    Glad to hear you survived last weeks storm! To have no electricity must he horrible. I am glad it has returned! The beach looks lovely :-)!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  5. aahhhh...the look on that sweet doggys face !!!!

    love the beach shot...i love empty beaches !!!

    have a great end-of-summer weekend, my friend

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  6. it's amazing that the ocean was so ugly just a week ago. The power of mother nature and how she changes on a dime is incredible. My favorite scene in the whole world is a deserted beach.
    Enjoy goods from the boys and have a wonderful weekend.

    p.s. am i behind on current slang....I don't know what 'gaybie' means. :)

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  7. I tried to convince my son he wanted to visit Fire Island with me and he could not be swayed. I'm like honey! It's cool to be there with your mom! As I said, he could not be swayed.

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  8. Is that Nikka's sweet lab face?

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  9. oh i have such sweet sweet memories of fire island. glad you are there.

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  10. Well it's certainly an eventful holiday you're having - and thank goodness for picking up newfound survival and pioneering skills! The beach looks just stunning - and isn't it always so perfect when you have it all to yourself. Hope the weekend goes well! xx

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  11. Steve, correction appreciated, what a different world it is here.

    Sarah, Children of same sex couples are lovingly referred to as gaybays here. I didn't start the fire!

    Shelley, It is Nika, she LOVES it here.

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  12. fire island!!! wow!
    i seem to remember getting into a bit of
    ( excellent) trouble there....
    -nothing i could ever share in a comment format.

    it is fairy land come true. :)

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  13. Jane, Its so nice to be here reading your beautiful post again! Im glad the storm has pass..
    kiss!

    Carola

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  14. So glad that the trappings of civilization have returned to the Island. Urban - or Beach - Camping can wear a bit thin after a few days. Enjoy your weekend before you have to return to reality. Remember the feel of the sand on your toes and the kiss of the sea breeze.

    Fall is coming.... xoxo

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  15. The beach looks glorious and Nika seems happy, glad everything back to normal again.. I'm going to have to Google Fire Island, as you say sounds like another world x

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  16. Well this is one holiday you won't forget in a hurry - more like an intrepid adventure! Fire Island looks fab - didn't the guys from WIll & Grace used to holiday there?
    xx

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  17. I love the sunflower in the table. It signals that summer is in the air. I always love summer. I miss home when it's summer.

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