And then, some morning in the second week,
the mind wakes, comes to life again.
Not in a city sense—no—but beach-wise.
It begins to drift, to play, to turn over
in gentle careless rolls like those lazy waves on the beach.
One never knows what chance treasures
these easy unconscious rollers may toss up,
on the smooth white sand of the conscious mind;
what perfectly rounded stone,
what rare shell from the ocean floor.
Perhaps a channeled whelk, a moon shell,
or even an Argonaut
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh