A late October spur of the moment retreat brought me to this early morning not quite yet sunrise. I could barely hear the surf, although I was right there, right in the midst of the beauty. As I snapped this photo with my iphone—yes, it was my iphone…I couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing. Was this a confirmation for my self-imposed retreat? I feel it so. The week was quiet and calm; I listened to my breathing; I did nothing but reflect; I treated my Self kindly and simply. I remained near the ocean surf, allowing the breeze to soothe me, the salt air to refresh me, the birds to sing to me. Simplicity amidst the beauty of this moment was where I resided for 5 days.