The Lone Sentinel

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: 2020: Week #32

 

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to visit lighthouses. They have always given me comfort and a feeling of safety. I know that the lighthouses are not there for the benefit of those on land, but rather for those who travel the seas. Just the same, I derive comfort from them.

 

I will never forget the first lighthouse I visited.  My family and I went on a day trip to Long Beach Island at the Jersey shore.  Pulling into the parking lot and seeing the Barnegat Lighthouse standing tall and almost regal, I was in awe.

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I moved to North Carolina several years ago and have spent many hours investigating the Lighthouses near me.  I still get that special feeling when I see one.  I attended several quilt retreats on Oak Island which has a wonderful Lighthouse.  My room was flooded with light as it circulated around facing the house I stayed in.  The rhythm of the light shining in and out of my room put me right to sleep.  

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