Lenny sat down on the sand, took a deep breath, and let out a long, heavy sigh.
“Are you okay?” his wife asked, sitting down next to him.
“No, I’m far from okay,” he said. “The whole world is topsy-turvy, empathy and civility have disappeared, political and societal norms are fractured, our democratic institutions are crumbling, and everything we know and have trusted is being sabotaged by those in power right in front of our eyes.”
“I know, honey,” Lorraine said. “That’s why we’re here. To escape that nonsense, even for just a few days. You need to stop thinking about it, clear your mind, recharge your batteries, and appreciate the calm serenity of this place.”
“Unless we stay here forever, there’s no escape from what is happening to our country.” Lenny lamented.
“Lenny, when we were young, we were activists,” Lorraine said. “We protested the Vietnam war. We marched…
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