Together on the beach
Since emerging from the vast Savannah of Africa, we humans have gravitated to the littoral boundary of land, sea and sky.
We are drawn to the shore by the same primordial, emotional magnetism that compels us to gather around campfires. We roast meat, eat, sing, dance, drink, laugh, fight, and fornicate - the million year old roots of our human togetherness.
Betrayed by the false promises of civilization, we instinctively return to our ancient touchstone: In the panoramic theater of the coastline, the blue sky backdrop stretches horizon to horizon, populated by its eternal actors - birds, crabs, clouds, sand and sun, wind and waves.
We lose ourselves in the union of earth and water and sky. The endless sandy strand, an infinite boundary on an equally infinite sea, beckons us to wonder and explore and discover.
As night falls, we gather around the campfire to celebrate yet another performance by the sparkling lights of the celestial spheres.
Warmed by the dance and crackle of our inferno, waves crashing in the distance, we return to the deepest roots of our humanity. We share our fantasies and fears and encourage each other for the uncertain future of an uncaring universe - We are together on the beach.
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