Last Night’s Tweets on the Beach

Running to the warm night beach before the sky loses all of its pink and the water fades from sapphire to black. 8:52pm

I found magic, and its tide is up. 8:53pm

Standing here alone. I’ve never seen the SF ocean so gorgeous. Want to share it. It smells like sushi. I have no camera. You’re missing it. 8:59pm

Right now, I get it. We’re building all these tools so we can connect everything because connection is the only way anything feels right. 9:02pm

I’m standing feet firm in the sand, dumbstruck that i’m talking to people who have no idea how this air feels, and that I can’t change that. 9:09pm

And at the same time, this conversation puts this experience into my narrative. Because you’re listening, I will remember this. 9:11pm

Our stories are stronger when others interact with them. I can spend entire days alone because I’ve created an audience that isn’t here. 9:17pm

I feel like my reality is changing in a direction I have too much control over. If my experience is so explicitly narrated, my ego owns me. 9:26pm

The sky and the water are both dark grey blue now, both highlighted with specks and streaks of white. But you only know cuz i’m telling you. 9:32pm

If I stand on my tiptoes and sink my feet in deep, the sand is still warm from the heat today. Even tho my head is getting cold from wet air 9:43pm

I’m still here. If you were here, you’d stay, too. But maybe only cuz I’d tell you why you should. I live-narrate meaning in meatspace, too. 10:00pm

Ok, so I don’t have more control. I just have a stronger filter on my perceptions because I have more tools to narrate and frame experience. 10:03pm

And I’ve totally disregarded my self-censoring limits on reasonable twitter frequency and intimacy tonight… making this even more surreal. 10:10pm

Before I walk away, you should know that the waves are moving like that nylon parachute you stood around in gym class and made ripples with. 10:14pm

That’s all. 10:14pm

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7 Responses to “Last Night’s Tweets on the Beach”

  1. peter haik Says:

    thanks for this.

  2. sarah Says:

    You’re welcome. Thanks for reading.

  3. Joe Says:

    Thanks for a moment of beautiful truth.

    Heh. I guess that’s why I love you. Pure streams of beautiful truth channeled/crafted/merged into our shared reality.

    Glad you’re here.

  4. sarah Says:

    Joe, you’re gonna make me cry.

    Knock it off.

  5. Cheryl Says:

    My dear, you write so beautifully… I’m going to have to come here more often, especially since twitter is constantly going down these days. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

    Cheryl
    Long Beach CA

  6. tnkgrl Says:

    Where you at Baker beach? I was at Baker beach on Thu night, watching the incredible sunset, and snapping pictures with another phone I’m reviewing (not the Nokia N95 8 GB, but the LG CU920 Vu): http://www.flickr.com/photos/tnkgrl/2510068959/in/set-72157604979707099/

  7. sarah Says:

    Nope — I was down on ocean beach… but… same thing. I bet we had a very similar incredible view.