Unsent Postcard

Postcard from Alicja Mann

Dear Readers,

Please consider this to be a belated postcard from Cape Cod, one of the most charming vacation spots in this country and my “old home” place.

As I stated in my previous post, it was my intention to have a long, true time off from work and a real vacation. Well, it was a long time all right, but not as restful and free of stress as I desired.

Sometimes life presents us with challenging situations and even dramas that throw us off balance. I found myself in such a spot lately because of a difficult family conflict relating to my motherhood. Having a painful time with it, I needed a lot of solitude and was not very communicative or sociable for a couple of months. I am sure that I disappointed some of my readers by not responding to their comments before and during my “vacation”. The same goes for not returning my friends’ calls or answering their e-mails. I apologize and will try to correct that.

The great benefit of being on the Cape was having the ocean nearby. I loved my numerous visits with it — the soothing sound and touch of waves, and the ever changing texture of the beach.

Footprints and water on the beach

Summer afternoons on my favorite Silver Beach were always crowded with people, young and old, but mostly families with kids. I even took pictures of two boys that closely resembled my sons when they were in that happy, care free stage years ago.

Two boys on the beach

Like my Taurus; Like my Leo

Toys on the beach

After a few afternoon visits to the beach, I decided that they were not good for my psyche—they were too nostalgic! So instead, I decided to make my visits to Silver Beach in the very late afternoons, until the sunset. It really was a great idea! I loved that time when almost no one was there—except me and my shadow.

Silver Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Ocean and the beach to my right

Silver Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Ocean and the beach to my left

Sun over waves

Ocean in front of me

Two views of Silver Beach at sunset

Beach around me

Sunsets do not need any comments or captions!

Two views of sunset at Silver Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Sun at horizon, Silver Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Sun below horizon, Silver Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Alicja Mann's shadow waving goodbye Farewell to Cape Cod and hello sunny Tucson!

P.S. To see more Cape scenery, please visit my previous posts:

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10 Comments on “Unsent Postcard”

  1. Vince Says:

    Beautiful photos…safe journey home. Vince

  2. Pam Says:

    Alicja, we miss you! Enjoy your Toucson!

    • Alicja Mann Says:

      I miss you and the entire “clan” of yours too!

      Many thanks, Pam, for your gift of the terrific book by Ann Buckley – what a treasure!

      I am very sad to hear about the death of Dick Backus. I know how upsetting this reality must be for you. What a great loss for all of us who knew him – farewell Richard H. Backus, you will be warmly remembered.

      Love
      Alicja

  3. Jared Stokes Says:

    Welcome back. It is certainly understandable how leaving such a place like Cape Cod could be difficult.

    • Alicja Mann Says:

      Hello Jared,

      It is so good to hear from you! Many thanks for your welcoming note – actually, I am truly glad to be back in Tucson.

      How are you? Are you performing lately in any of our local theaters? I would love to be updated.

      In any case, please keep in touch.
      Alicja

  4. Marina G. Says:

    I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than the ocean, but unfortunately, beauty doesn’t preclude melancholy. As much as it is possible for the environment to affect one’s spirits, may your spirits feel sunnier, here in our oh-so-sunny Old Pueblo, Alicja!
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.🙂

  5. Mark Trocchi Says:

    Hey – Once again…great blog.  Back from ten days on the road at exhibits so I’m a little behind on correspondence today.  Check your e-mail.  I had my secretary send you info re: our 2012/2013 book exhibit schedule as well as info re: the upcoming Association for Slavic East European, and Eurasian Studies conference.   Any titles you have re:Poland would be of interest to this very motivated group of proven book buyers.  Call if you have any questions about that exhibit in particular or the overall show schedule in general. 

      Mark Trocchi Association Book Exhibit 9423 Old Mt. Vernon Rd. Alexandria,VA 22309 703-619-5030

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    • Alicja Mann Says:

      Hello Mark,

      It is nice to know that you read often and enjoy my blog – thank you! Also, many thanks for your information concerning the upcoming conferences and exhibits. I responded today by my e-mail and will talk to you soon.

      With my best wishes,
      Alicja


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