May 5

It’s May already and the sun is coming up earlier and earlier. Love being on the beach to watch it crest the horizon. Other things are on the horizon as well–Coastal Arts and Crafts Emporium will open for the first time ever in Holly Ridge on the 23rd of this month and it promises to be a whole lot of fun with all kinds of vendors. There will be musicians as well, strumming their guitars, fresh garden produce, metal art, pottery, candles, jewelry, food, cold drinks, and so very much more. Please come and support your local crafters and artists!

Horizon wise–and stuff happening, from what I hear, this will be the last summer of our little swing bridge–the massive cement snake is to be opened for  business by Christmas. Don’t know how y’all feel about that but I have no desire to watch the dismantling of our sweet little bridge. But the difference will be  NO ONE will have to wait, they can get to where ever it is they are going, rapidly. Now, don’t you just love it when people are in a hurry? Makes me feel all safe and loved.

Alas, this is progress and the “suits” say it is the perfect remedy for the islands congestion problem.  (have you heard the one about—) Best thing about this new bridge,  Topsail will be modernized and look just like every other coastal town. Just want I always wanted to be known for, the ability to look like everybody else. Geez, I’ve never understood why one would want to look like someone or something else. But then that’s just me. Go figure.

QUOTE: “When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on earth the waves might bring-and where the sea might deposit you-until one day you  know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.” Andrew O’Hagan

WRITING TIP: Writers are horizon people, we’re always looking ahead to the next maybe.


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