Monday, September 1, 2008

Shades of Sanibel

A lot of people, myself included, have withdrawal symptoms when we leave the island or have been away from it for too long.

So, I have shared with those I know some of the ways I cope with my longing for "the bel" and will outline them here as well.

If you never heard it, listen to the song "Sanibel" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. It's on their CD, Looking Forward. The sweet melody and poetic lyrics will transport you right onto the Gulf shores.

If you have never read him before, read Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White.
White's main character in all his books is Doc Ford and his background for the stories are largely Sanibel and Captiva.

Carry your treasured sanibel shell around with you. Rub its ridges. Take a whiff of that salt air it emits.

Look at your photos, or go on line and look at some one else's photos of the island.

Make your plans to visit again. Then think about your next trip day and night and all the things you want to do.

That'll do it!

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