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  • The beach holds so many secrets. Every gust of wind, every rolling wave, every little rock has traveled miles and miles to share that experience with you. We tend to take it for granted not knowing that the confluence of these minute details create the everlasting sensation of the beach. I laid there on my towel feeling the sun scorching my skin from above and the sand prickling from below, each breath resulted in more anxiety. I understand the beach's distress to keep its secrets for I have many of my own. No matter how bright the sun shines on the beach, the persistent waves cover up old footprints with sand and rocks. Only those that seek the truth understand the true beauty of the beach.

    The layers of my secrets are disguised by similar pieces: elements of my physique, factors of my character, and those quirks of my spirit. Those footprints of the past complete the entirety of my existence but you cannot simply uncover the sand and rocks to find them. Like the ocean hiding the beach's secrets, the footprints are concealed during the high tide in hopes that someone will have the patience to uncover them. We are made from many parts which require time and effort to understand, when that is achieved my anxiety will wane so that someone can finally hold my secrets as I hold the truths of the beach.
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