“Shades of Gray” seemed a perfect theme to capture my mixed emotions as I tentatively stooped to pick this shell from the wave-washed beach at Ponte Vedra last March. It was my first ‘walk’ in the sand after three months of recuperation from a broken fibula. I hadn’t yet begun physical therapy, and though I was thrilled to finally feel wet sand beneath my feet again, I was dismayed that it was so difficult and painful. I realized then, that though the worst was behind me, I still had a long way to go on the road to normalcy.
Still, few experiences can compare to an early morning walk amidst seagulls, on an otherwise deserted beach.
This was taken with my iPhone 4S.