Life is full of corners of all descriptions ~ big and small. As Ireland stands poised on the verge of turning the corner into Summer time tonight, with the clocks moving forward, I got to thinking about a corner that has huge significance for me in everyday terms.
It’s a corner out at Garrarus Beach which can only be rounded if the tide is ‘right’ and by ‘right’ I mean if it is out a bit and heading out. It is very easy to get cut off if the tide is coming in and while there are ways back, they are rather precarious to say the least. This is definitely a place where you need to know if the tide is ebbing or flowing:
Puppy Stan has a very healthy respect for the corner, especially if the waves are closing in on it and he has learned never to dash round it in hope.
Getting round the corner when the water is still high can mean waiting for just the right moment to make a run for it and you are then rewarded with a view of what seems like the eyes of the cliff looking forward. I often think it’s most like the face of a tiger but it can seem like all sorts of wild creatures depending on the light.
What lies ahead is another stretch of beach and very high cliffs that lend lots of shelter.
Turning corners that you don’t know can be exciting and scary at the same time. But, one thing’s for sure, every single life has a host corners in it and we simply don’t know what’s around most of them. That’s part of what makes life so interesting, unpredictable, challenging, exciting …..
You can look back around some corners, if you’re so inclined and there you see what you’ve left behind. It almost always looks different in hindsight:
This little corner out at Garrarus Beach always makes me think about corners I have rounded and that lie in wait.
Sometimes, I barely realise that I’m rounding a corner as it is so gradual but others are like hairpin bends with no warning signs. Rounding a corner can represent a moment of major change or it can go unnoticed.
Do YOU have Corners, physical or otherwise, that have special meaning in your life or daily round?