Visitors to the island sometimes ask me if I grow weary of the seascape which surrounds me, if perhaps it begins to pall with familiarity. My answer is always the same, “Never!” Each day’s sunrise, each morning’s cloud bank over the horizon, each afternoon’s heat or rain or chill, each evening sun’s race to departure or quiet sinking into the water, each night’s star-drenched sky or fog filled darkness brings its own quiet joy and beauty. My eyes are never sated, my ears never blocked to the sights and sounds of the island. Like a dear companion with its own moods and personality, the island is a gift of variety and discovery. Thank you, God, for giving me so much beauty. Help me always to appreciate your generosity in each day’s discoveries. Amen.