I love the juxtaposition

of this rocky beach
melting into calm,
deep blue waters.

Walking barefoot over rocks
may sound pointless and painful.
But what waits on the other side –
the invitation to dip your toes
into cool, clear water on a hot day –
makes the rocks inconsequential.

The rocks can keep you
from testing the waters
or they can serve as your path
to rejuvenation.