I was working in a small office in Denver and noticed a photo on a pamphlet laying on my desk. The picture was of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in North Carolina. I'm not sure exactly what it was that intrigued me so but I couldn't get it out of my mind. So much so that I took it home and kept it on my nightstand for several weeks.
Even though geographically it was not that far away, from my small and simple life it seemed like a distant and foreign land. All I could do was dream that one day I might be able to go there and just see this magnificent site.
That was over 30 years ago and just yesterday I saw another photo of that beautiful lighthouse and immediately it took me back to sitting at my desk in that tiny office, daydreaming of places I wanted to go and things I wanted to see. I never did go to see the lighthouse but now it's time. Somehow it stands as a beacon of hope and light from my dreams so long ago. Next stop the Outer Banks.