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the wind blew so strong, whipping up the sand to the point that it stung the skin... | by Bean*
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the wind blew so strong, whipping up the sand to the point that it stung the skin...

.. loud, intense, and although people were yelling, little was heard above the roaring of the wind. Though there were many an intrepid soul on the beach that day, there was a sense of being alone, just me and the ancient elements. In this place the internal dialogue seems to be magnified as if spurred on by the raging wind, the volume turned up bringing a distinct clarity, a comforting haven in the midst of the turmoil. An unexpected peace, a shelter with walls of noise, and sand and wind. I walked on with a sense of thankfulness thinking clearly...

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Taken on May 22, 2011