“Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o” – Harry Belafonte
“Excuse me while I kiss the sky” – Jimi Hendrix
“Nants ingonyama bagithi baba” – Tim Rice
“Tide goes in, tide goes out… you can’t explain that” – Bill ‘Papa Bear’ O’Reilly
I realize that posting a barely-edited 45-minute GoPro video instead of a blog might seem like a copout. In some sense it is. I didn’t have to work very hard on it. I just plunked a camera in the sand and enjoyed the view, no writing required.
But it’s better for both of us this way. I’m not sure I have the linguistic facility to adequately describe what you’re about to see. I didn’t have it after a few hours of tipsy sleep in the beachside cave Thursday night, and I can’t summon it now.
So rather than write a frilly, dramatic, dashed-off-at-the-last-minute description, I’m going spare you my “waking up with shorebirds” and “staring over Earth’s elegant curve at the sunbeams advancing over the horizon” and “utter inner peace” hippy nonsense and let you provide your own.
That being said, please enjoy last Friday’s sunrise at Long Beach: