The Ocean of my Dreams
BY Lucas Gunkel, Bayside
When I think of the ocean, I immediately think of my sister. Specifically, I recall an conversation where we shared our future aspirations. She told me that her dream was to continue her psychology practice in San Diego, where she would buy a small house on the water and spend as much time near the ocean as possible. Since childhood, we have both loved going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. Although we still live together, I frequently dream about the eventual day where I will visit her home on the beach. I think of the salty smell of the beach water, and the sounds of the waves crashing upon the shore. I think of the unforgettable sunsets, and the warmth of the summer sun. I’m grateful that the ocean can gift me such hope for the future.