i wish utah had a beach.
i remember the first time i saw the GSL. I was 10...maybe 11. we had just moved from Southern California. i missed the ocean sorely. one day, i told my mom, "is there a beach in Utah?" and my mom told me, "No, there's not a beach here. But there's a Great Salt Lake that looks just like the ocean because it's so big! Maybe we should go there!"
well, i got so excited- i got my swim suit on. i got my sunblock. i got the umbrella and my beach bag together. i got all my sand toys to make a sand castle. i got my towel...i was geared up for utah's beach.
i was about to be disappointed.
so i did.
it was a disgusting experience. you can't stop yourself from floating. your skin becomes so thirsty it could die. and don't you even think about dunking your head in the water...if that salt gets in your eye, plan on a 2 week blinding disease.
needless to say, for the last 12 years, i've ached for an ocean breeze. i have dreamt of a nice wave to surf. i've wanted that MILDLY salty aroma of the ocean to accompany me while basking in some coastal sun. some may tell me, "Well, move then." but i don't want to move. i want the ocean to move to me.
i wish utah had a beach. (sigh)