Vicariously viewing the island through the eyes of my visitors is always enlightening, especially when they come from big cities like San Francisco.
Hearing birds instead of sirens and heavy traffic.
Breathing fresh, salty air in place of smog
The constant, quiet, peaceful tranquility.
The sincere friendliness and concern for one another.
The fascinating wildlife.
Walks along the beach.
The time and peace to hear your own thoughts.
Restful nights with no transient light.
Unplugged from agendas and cell phones.
I only wish I were a poet to even begin to do it justice, to express their delight. May I never, ever take this island life for granted.