The sun broke through the June gloom today. As if obeying stage directions, the coastal clouds parted to shine summer solstice bright.
At Cape Perpetua, I walked from forest to sea. As a new season revealed itself, I joined in its vigor. I was bright-eyed at all I had forgotten: chest-high fern, thick skunk cabbage, and tidepools still but lively. I took photo after photo but could not capture the thin salt layer clearing my head, or the lulling traffic of wave after wave meeting rocky shore.
Though I had seen so much, I could not convey the change of season, the change in me. On this first day of summer, I'm still learning to see.