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March 25 2016. 001 (44)

when i first moved to miami in two thousand and one, i lived one block away from the beach

going to the beach those days meant putting on a suit, grabbing a towel, flip flops and walking across the street

in two thousand and six, with the financial help of my parents, i bought a condo on the opposite side of southbeach from where i had been living

although the beach was a bit farther away, i could still walk there within fifteen minutes

when we moved to the yellow house almost four years ago, we could no longer walk to the beach

and although it felt strange to not have the ocean right there, it was still only a short car ride away (depending which beach we decided on)

and now here we are

in north carolina

at least four good hours from the beach

this is the farthest i have lived from the ocean

ever

making the decision to move here was hard

on many levels

for me, being this far away from the ocean was never a plus when i thought about moving here

and although i am happy where we are, i am not happy with how far we are from a beach

being portuguese i strongly believe in the power of two things

the power of the ocean’s salt water and olive oil

olive oil i can still easily get

the salt water, not so much

my skin was thankful when we went to miami and got to go to the beach a few times

and so was my heart

and my soul….

ps- picture overload but you know, beach and ocean. who knows when we will get both again

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