Alone with my thoughts amidst a crowd of beach goers. Watching the waves chase the shore. Enjoying a quiet ocean breeze that tempers the heat. Wondering what to do next. Primary colors dominate. Red, yellow, blue—-beach umbrellas and chairs. Troubled with my anxious thoughts. A little girl doing hand stands reminds me of days gone by. Do I embrace the future or find solace and security in the past? Two places, two destinies. My heart and my mind are divided. The only thing I know is I must paint lighthouses and that my decision must align with this passion.