Yesterday my family and I sat on top of the cool, soft, improbable sand dunes of Jockey Ridge State Park, NC, simultaneously overlooking the Atlantic ocean and the Roanoke Sound and making for a very intense experience. We were all moved by this unique space, the contrast of sand dunes (Zoya said we were almost in Egypt) and evergreen shrubbery, dotted with marsh land, beaches and vast expanses of oceans. And it was clear to me that we can always choose to be happy if we embrace all that seems improbable but just is.

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