My husband has a high-stress, high profile job and is recognizing that he takes very little time to care for himself. As he puts it, he needs time for solace. This weekend he proposed we - just us two - go to Mass at 7 a.m. and then drive with our dog to the Asbury Park Dog Run Beach. So we did.
His was a beautiful proposal and we did find solace and when we were done we drove from the beach to a farmers' market and back to our still sleepy boys.
"we are standing by the water thanking it" W. S. Merwin