Sunshine and Sand

by Elizabeth Rollo

Standing at the edge of the shore, waves are crashing over my feet and memories are washing over my mind. I find myself going back thirty years to another beach and time. I see myself growing tall and wild and free, always with the waves, the blue sky and sunshine. It was such a carefree existence with laughter and palm trees and sand. Turning as I hear their voices, I smile. I see my children learning to live free with sand between their toes, sunshine in their hair, and blue sky reflecting in their laughing eyes.


Elizabeth Rollo, author of October in the Springtime, currently lives in New Jersey, not far from the beach. She grew up, however, with the waves, sun and sand of Southern Florida.