The Outer Banks are a fragile chain of barrier islands and peninsulas off the coast of North Carolina. The light on this edge of the earth, my adopted home, will steal the breath of those patient to watch for it.
"Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does."
- John Kenneth Galbraith