KEY WEST, FL—I arose early, cleaned up, and drove around the corner to the shore where the walkway abuts the Atlantic Ocean on the south side of Key West.
I made coffee and sat on a bench and watched as the sky changed colors from the Dark to the Light and attempted to take some photos then put the camera away and enjoyed the view as the new day awoke.
Seagulls and pelicans glide silently by, scanning the smooth clear waters below. Ships hover on the horizon and the clouds magically float and glow and transform.
Once a minute or so, a person jogs or bikes or walks by and practically all of them say hi or comment on the morning or the ocean or the sky. It’s a friendly town.
Just now, as I sit in my easy chair typing this post, a man looked in and said, “That’s a nice place to have an office,” and I smiled and agreed. I’ve had worse… much worse.
I look out the window at the calm water and picturesque sky and I know he’s right… it is a nice place to have an office. It’s a nice place just to be.