Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Wednesday
Oct192011

First Time

This past weekend I got the opportunity to show my kids the ocean for the very first time. Unlike my journey to the Pacific all those years ago, their first glimpse of the sea was the Atlantic. It’s funny how the terminology employed by both coasts so excellently fits the environment. When you live in the western portion of America you go visit the “beach”. It’s a very tanned and toned, suntan oil environment. The east coast is all about the “shore” which summons images of whiter folk who are less toned than their western counterparts. The beaches aren’t quite as sprawling – at least not the ones I’ve seen and it’s less about what you look like.
It's the first time my babies saw the ocean. Wanna see some photos? It's what I'm babbling about today.