Saturday Solitude

I am sitting by the ocean wrapped in beauty.
But for a few early morning scuba divers and some energetic water birds I am alone. I can hear every sound: every wave, every chirp, every wind chime.
It is so beautiful.
The week–troubled, rushed, exhausting, demanding — feels long gone in this Saturday Solitude.
And sitting here in the solitude I am wrapped in the arms of God.
I know that soon this area will become busy with people. Families enjoying the ocean, local residents walking dogs — but right now it’s just me…and Saturday…and solitude.