I watched this seagull circle overhead and wondered what he was doing. I did not have any chips or crackers to toss up to him. Seagulls will dive down and literally take food out of your hands. I stopped feeding them years ago because the entire event can be overwhelming. One gull becomes two, three, four, a dozen and well, you get the picture. Soon you are overrun with seagulls crying out for food.
The guy was particularly beautiful in the light of sunset. And he just kept circling and then . . .
He landed on the shore in the shallow surf and fixed his gaze on the ocean. I wondered what he was thinking. Did he feel like me? A little lonely for the passing day or was he just caught up in his thoughts of how peaceful this moment was. It is just a simple photo. It won’t win any awards, but it expresses so much—a longing, a desire, a dream, and a hope that is still yet to be realized.