Take the Time
Exploring the San Mateo Coast
I go to the coast, where ocean meets land
and my busy life slips away.
The rhythm of the waves is the soft background music.
The breeze and clear air provide
the oxygen that I breathe.
Everywhere is evidence of the softening
and smoothing of the world.
I ask you to come with me, to stop,
And to truly see the wonders all around you.
The wind and the waves have painted
and sculpted the rocks.
The ocean has delivered treasures
of shells and smooth stones.
A single feather, a feathery bit of seaweed,
And the joyous dance of a wave.