A Course in Life

I learned to play golf at Ocean Meadows and have been playing there for over 10 years. It’s my “home” course and a community center for the people who play there. It is also a place where I have felt more connected to the natural world. It is ironic that once closed, the community will have less access to the depth of its beauty, not more. I realize that there are folks who are elated about this event. I just want you to know that others are heart-broken. I know that I am.

Ocean Meadows is

A long walk of wonder~

Delight in spotting bobcats, foxes, humming birds, and kites

Moments of awe~

Rainbows over shoulders and sunshine through mist

A sense of humility~

A gift from the game and a Great Egret’s majestic strides

The sounds of seals~

Barking and shouting their Song of Songs

Hawks nesting~

Fledglings launching their souls into the wind

Owls peering from hidden perches~

Locations know only by the most observant

Seasonal journeys~

Geese, ducks, coots, and swans migrating, mating, nesting, and nurturing

The cycle of life and death runs its course at Ocean Meadows

Its players are bound by a love of golf and each other

In joy, hardship, success, and mourning

This is a place where people connect to each other and the natural world

This is a place that is important to its inhabitants

It is a hub a church a nature center a temple a gym a school

A fountain a feature a university

A course in life

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