The sun dried river bed witnesses to rains gone by. The sun dancing on the bay reflects warmth, promises visitors, evaporates rain and schedules tides. The integration of water and sun has created fun and vistas.
On the edges of the bay I took the time to re-read The Pearl. This Steinbeck novel foreshadows our time and all time. The simple line delivered by the novelist captures the outcome — “He (Kino) knew that the gods take their revenge on a man if he be successful through his own efforts.”
Time away has the ability to recharge the human batteries. To nurture intellect. To build empathy. To uncover physical potential. The human batteries may not be solar, however they benefit from a solar reset. Reflection of light may even shatter notions of self-sufficiency.