Light

Light is the beach, everything about it especially the salty water. We are made of salt water. Extract that from us and we’re just mummies. It’s a life force for me. I see the light on the top of the water. Light is music and writing, a connection with others and a path to better understanding of myself. It’s a book on a shelf I really like.  It’s like a light switch when I read my own words. I usually like what I see but sometimes don’t. That’s when I revise. Light is a vacation. We may spend the night somewhere, drive home, or fly to Hawaii. Regardless, I feel so much light and life at the beach it’s as if anything is possible. Here I am now, tranquilized by ethereal memories of sunsets and sea breezes, all but blinded, and that most happily, by the light.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.