While hubby and I were walking back from Bird Island Sunday evening, I met a woman accompanied by a friendly pooch.
My Aussie and black Labrador touched noses as they passed – an amicable greeting between canines.
We paused and chatted for awhile. A common bond connected us – Nancy teaches English at Radford University in Virginia, and I appreciate reading and writing the English language.
Last evening, tired from a hot plasma overdose, (the sun), I wished to walk Brina.
Owner and companion opted for a different route and strolled the streets between our rental house and the pier. Our feet and paws never failed and led us to the walkway to the 1st Street Access.
Taking a break, my baby girl dog and I gazed at the deep blue and the fishing pier.
A recognizable face came into view in a bright pink t-shirt being pulled by a feisty black dog. It was Nancy.
We stood there for maybe ten minutes and conversed, then rested at the gazebo for a final glimpse of the sunset.
Our dogs chilled, while we talked about writing, editing, books, dogs, vacations, and photography. Snapping an image with her camera the previous day, Nancy described a scene of Jazz playing and rolling in the sand minutes before the sun set over the marsh. Somehow that image stuck in my mind.
I’ve often said before every picture tells a story. And what a great story her Labrador, Jazz could tell if she could just talk.
I found Nancy to be a Kindred Spirit – Someone who enjoys capturing memories with photographs (just as much as I do) and then telling a great story to go along with them. Someone who appreciates life’s unexpected moments…
Yesterday, I rode bikes with new friends Jacqueline and Sandy. As we peddled back from the Kindred Spirit bench at Bird Island, guess who we ran into?
Coincidence? Maybe. God Thing? Definitely.
Two more days left at Sunset Beach. I’m sure Nancy and I will meet again.
Stay tuned for my next blog post on two more Kindred Spirits…