Deerfield Beach, Florida, December 2007 [Click to catch the wave]
As much as I enjoy being at the beach, I don't fall into line with the rest of the crowd when I finally make it to the sand. I'm not much of a sunhound, and the appeal of jumping in and out of the waves wears off after a while, especially when the purple flags hanging off the lifeguard towers warn of jellyfish swarms (more on that in a future entry.)
But I like to sit and observe. There's so much going on within this transitional zone between land and water, from the way the sunlight varies across the surface of the sand to the brilliant reflections in the ever-changing surf to the deep blues and greens further into the deeper waters. I guess if I lived here, the novelty would eventually wear off. But being a typical tourist, it's a little bit special.
So after the kids went back to the towel and I could relax my lifeguard-on-duty stance, I found myself staring at the spot where the water just washes up on shore. I liked the green of the water and the way it contrasted with the sand. I'm not sure I captured it perfectly, but this photo reminds me of what it felt like to be alone, seemingly at the edge of the world.
Your turn: You're alone with your thoughts in a pretty neat place. Where are you and what are you thinking?
One more thing: It's been a while since I posted any media links. It's been a busy time, but I'll get back to it at some point. Had a pretty good one today: David George-Cosh from the Financial Post (the business component of Canada's National Post newspaper) interviewed me for a piece on an upcoming new device - called the BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway - that allows BlackBerry users to stream multimedia content through a home entertainment system. The piece, RIM to unveil BlackBerry music plug-in: Start of a campaign targetting consumers, is here. The piece has also been picked up on the main Canada.com website, and in my old hometown paper, the Montreal Gazette (thanks to my in-laws for picking that one up!)
Even neater, Russell Shaw picked it up in his BlackBerry Beat blog on ZDNet. Click here for the entry.
So what did I say?
"This is huge," said Carmi Levy, senior vice-president of strategic consulting for AR Communications Inc. "This really is the first tangible evidence that has been bubbling under for some time, but RIM has been really quiet about bringing that to fruition."
"This is a pivotal moment in the history of the BlackBerry franchise," said Mr. Levy. "[The accessory] is now placing the BlackBerry as a front and centre entertainment-focused device."