Robert, this was really something...there for a minute, I thought you had found "her"....my heart sank for you when you said they were your own...I'm not sure I liked the ending, but it was beautifully heartwrenching. I agree with what Michael said up there, he made a good point. *sigh* Glad I found this before it slipped away. Back for another go round brother Rob! Miss you guys!
You know, I read this again, and I'm overwhelmed with sadness. I too, have walked alone in the sand...there's something about it. The vast ocean out there - dark and close, yet as you said, it still doesn't quite meet you. Walking along the beach is good "pondering" time though. Beautifully sad.