Point Dume, Malibu

A friend of mine comes here every Sunday in the summer, calling it her church. And I understand why. For me, the beach, almost any beach, has always been a source of healing, of spiritual nourishment. It’s something bigger than me, unknowable, restorative but also possessing the capacity to be merciless. I can sit by the ocean for hours with little more than a bit of shade and feel immense happiness…