December 30th, 2014 found us at the beach, giving us the chance to soak up the beauty of the sea and sunset for one last evening before year’s end. We were not disappointed. As the sun slowly slipped closer to the horizon, the shorebirds gathered to bask in the last rays the sun cast over the salty water. There was no thundering crash, just wave after gentle wave lapping and swirling around the birds’ feet while they tilted their heads toward the warm colors painting the sky. A wash of palest pink and gold fell on a young lady, making her skin glow as the sun sank lower and the soft light reflected off the dark wet sand. It made my heart sing and I felt the calm of the ocean flow through me. A kiss of gold created a beautiful soft dusk.