we headed to the beach for dinner tonight and all i could do was be thankful. thankful to be born in a place where i am free and safe. thankful to my parents and grandparents for migrating here. thankful that there have not been terrorist attacks or hateful killing sprees or violent racism close enough to be fearful. it was beautiful. the water was warm and clear. we picnicked on the sand, kev and i shared our current favourite cider, we all waded into the water, the kids played in the sand, malcolm had a heyday throwing rocks into the water (throwing things into water seems to be his favourite thing to do, if you didn't already hear about the house/car keys being thrown into the pond the other month...), and nobody felt the need to fight.
these photos were from 2 days ago, another perfect beach evening. i am bragging. it is so effing awesome living 3 minutes away from this beautiful beach that the rest of the lower mainland has finally discovered. i know because tsawwassen is not multicultural, so when anyone visits from outside of tsawwassen, it's visibly notieceable. welcome, my fellow People of Colour! oh how i have missed you from my richmond/vancouver days! enjoy my beach!
so full of gratitude