THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I thought I saw the sun out there today, could it be an illusion. What is real and what is an illusion? I have the illusion of being at the beach today. At least that morning sun today, feels like a beach day. But that won’t be the case in reality for a few more weeks. But it doesn’t keep my mind from wandering into the sand and shore. Or my ears from hearing the sound of the waves. Nor that feeling of sand between my toes.

Sunrise, yeah I know we haven't had one in a while. But I can hope from my past pictures. Photo by Mike Hartley

Past Sunrise, in glorious Ocean City.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Watching the morning pool cleaning and the joggers on the beach and Ocean highway. Mornings are the best at the beach. Everything is fresh again. The footprints in the sand have been washed from the high tide. The boats are just being prepped for the day’s fishing. The trash cans are empty instead of overflowing. The amusement stands/games have restocked their giant stuffed toys. The streets have been cleaned. The traffic is light to none, except for bikes. I love to bike down there and an early morning ride is so peaceful. Well maybe not on biker week or the hot rod week, but all others are pretty good.

I hope time allows for a few weeks down in Bethany and Ocean City this season. And if time doesn’t allow for it, then I’ll just have to manufacturer some.

Why are we spending a gazillion dollars on Sound Barriers when the roads and bridges that they protect local residents from won’t be passable in the near future? Why not take care of the real infrastructure issues instead of aesthetics.

Why are we spending time bashing the two presumptive Presidential candidates when we should be on a search for their replacement in four years and in between that in church praying we survive those four years. And for those not praying to a higher source there is Canada. Just call it, an extended vacation.

It’s a damn shame all this rain in the northeast isn’t over Canada now.

Well, got to get making that Mothers Day breakfast for my better half. Have a great day. I intend to.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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