A Stormy Winter Morning…

January 4, 2017

As a child, I collected memories like sea shells that have become part of my psyche… piling into a car with my family, we traveled windy roads to the shoreline.

The tide ebbs slowly.

The seas calm like a child after many tears.

A climb down to the beach…

Seagulls beckon…

Letting go of my mother’s hand to explore…

I carefully edge over the grassy ledge to the soft sand below.

The cloud passes…

The sun is still there.


Detail from “Seaside Sampler” original design by Magie Hollingworth for Erhman Tapestry and stitched with adaptations by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

In the distance, other families, and many children engaged in adventures of their own… I climbed to the highest rock and stand. I see a lighthouse in the distance.


Detail of lighthouse with seagulls in the foreground.

Where to the seagulls hide when storms come?