For the past 30 years or so, we’ve visited Pawleys Island, South Carolina, the last week of July. As an educator, I’ve often walked the beach to reflect on what worked the year before in teaching students and what I’d like to do differently in the coming year. The inspiration I gain from these yearly beach walks keeps me going hroughout the year.
But now that my granddaughter comes with us to the beach, I’m inspired in new ways. Through her eyes, I see the beach differently, more closely. We look for shells, barnacles, little critters that hang out on the jetties. We stomp through tiny puddles, hop waves, and try not to get our pants legs wet if we aren’t wearing our suits. I’m inspired to show her more and more each day, learning from her as we visit the sea. Hopefully, she gains a little something from me, too.
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