The lighthouse draped in fog lent an eerie feel too the silence of an early morning. Yonder, morning light was rising from the sea painting an ever changing sky.
The pastel palette across the sky produced an awe of reverence for the creator, here a heavenly sight and yet I am alone within my thoughts. Slowly I walk toward the ocean, for I am feeling blessed and humble. I share the beach only with an object in the fog, a chair.
As I walk across the sand, the chair emerges from the fog, it is large and strong, sitting empty and yet it radiates a certain sense of strength of structure. Alone it sits symbolically, as a guard upon the beach, witness to the beauty of the sunrise and the power of the ocean.
The sun has risen and yet its’ brilliance hides behind the clouds and fog, acting as guards upon the horizon. In time the sun will burn away the fog, and dry the dew from the chair upon the beach. There is a patch of blue in the sky above, for me a glimmer of hope, perhaps a sunny day shall yet appear.
Like the chair, I now sit upon the sand, to watch and wait. The sky is ever changing; the clouds are moving east, the sun is rising. The chair once so large and grand seems to shrink when viewed against the open sky and the grandeur of a new day. An over-sized chair built by man takes its’ place beneath the pallet in the sky of the great creator. I am in awe.
Alas, the sun breaks through the fog and clouds, it is a glorious morning. The chair is now a silhouette in the morning light. A golden light upon the ocean sparkles like an endless path of golden opportunity, to the horizon and beyond. Like the chair I am alone in the silence broken only by the sound of waves against the shore. The beauty I have seen this morning is emotionally inspiring.
Before I go I am drawn toward the water; it is the sound and movement of the waves that has my attention. Nothing man creates has the perpetual motion of the ocean, so calm today and yet so powerful. I turn to leave and see the morning light accents the lonely chair against the towering dunes and grey sky. I am lucky, life is good.
Cape Cod is a great place to relax and unwind. Sunrise is early, but if you take the time to visit the chair in the early morning hours on Nauset Light Beach you will not be disappointed, you just may feel you have seen a slice of heaven.