Today - or I guess yesterday since the clock on my computer screen says 2:28 am - I had the urge to do something by myself that I normally wouldn't. So I drove to Rockport and had lunch and did some homework, and of course a little bit of shopping.
I had been craving lobster for quite some time, and while my family and I tried to satisfy this craving before I went to school it ended up being a failed attempt as the lobster did not taste terrific. My craving for lobster only increased. So I went to a little "restaurant" located in a little shack and ordered myself a lobster and a cup of New England Clam Chowder. I sat at the edge of the inner-harbor where all the boats stay where they aren't being used. And I enjoyed this beautiful view while munching - alone, and yet still quite content - on my lobster: After I had licked my lobster shell clean and found some wipes at an attempt to hide my fishy smell, I walked up the harbor stopping in a few of the little shops alone the way - only to look. I stopped at a little shop that sells strudel. There I got a slice of cheese strudel - I usually choose apple - and a wonderful cup of hot chocolate. I walked up to the end of the harbor, and found myself a seat on a nice flat rock. I enjoyed the wind blowing through my hair, my rich hot chocolate and strudel and even a little bit of homework. I also soaked in this view while trying to get homework done: I also made a friend. He flew down and stood on the rock next to me and just stared at me. I tried ignoring him figuring that seagulls don't have a big attention span, but he stayed and watched me enjoy my strudel. I didn't think he was going to leave, so I took his picture. Shortly after that he left.
The water was so beautiful! I was content. I was satisfied with life. After I completed the chapter I was reading, I got up and left. I walked back to my car with a smile on my face the entire way. Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!