You don’t have to know who Arthur Ravenel, Jr. is to enjoy this story, but I’ll tell you who he is anyway. He served in the United States Marine Corps ( that’s pronounced “Core” by the way) from 1945 to 1946.

I found myself sitting on a rock under the palm tree feeling the beat of my heart. My reflection shows a quiet smile filled with love and a sense of belonging.

When I haven’t been able to express how I’m feeling, music has always spoken for me. Just watch the Alicia Keys video called Brand New Me. I’m a little bit more personal with small revisions.