As I stand here, in this sand
Wavelets lapping at my feet
I regard this ceaseless strand
And all the friends I’ve yet to meet.
Not just here, upon this beach
But far away in distant lands
Far beyond my longest reach
Friends with toes in different sands.
I greet you all, while standing here
Feet awash in endless sea
Friends we are, both far and near
We are all one, you and me.
So I extend, to you, this greeting
And a smile, on this, our meeting.