The sun crested the mountain top, scattering the tension of the earlier overcast. I uncoiled my emotions, eased from the chair and bounded across the small stone path to the sandy shore. My feet pressed into the cool wet grains. A small wave found the courage to venture forth, covering my toes. The wave receded and I was left alone; the sun on my shoulder, a clear blue sky above and an ocean of dreams stretching to the horizon.