“Let’s go to the beach today!” I say.
My sister and I find a soccer ball at the beach and it was the most interesting thing since ice cream. It was tiny and pink and I was kicking it around barefoot.
As it gets dark, we lay on a log and spotted the brightest stars and wondered who or what was up there.
When you look back, the small things will become most significant. Beach trip on a whim, counting stars with your favourite people, singing Christmas carols at the top of your lungs.
It doesn’t hurt to kick back and relax. I’ve planned nights-out and ice cream runs, but the best evening of my summer so far was this beach trip on a whim with my sister and mother.
Be spontaneous. Dance like you’ve got no shoes on.
Here are 9 Oceanside piano pieces to remind you what it feels like to be dancing by the ocean, with your shoes off. (Or, just playing soccer.)
A big high-five to Matthew for collecting these beautifully modern piano pieces!
Under The Sea (Disney’s The Little Mermaid) – Alan Menken
I will never get tired of this piece! #classic
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
I’ve been known to dance around the house blasting this song, not gonna lie.
This is Your Fight Song (Rachel Platten Scottish Cover) – The Piano Guys
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
I’ve been telling people who can’t sing the chorus, that they’ve been living under a rock… until I realized that I only know five words of the chorus. I’m really good at humming, though. That must count for something.
Note: Closest piano cover I could find to the score
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
L’Alouette (The Lark) – Mily Balakirev
Une Barques sur l’ocean – Maurice Ravel
Beautiful! Ravel is one of my favourite impressionistic composers – I prefer him to Debussy.
Fantaisie Impromptu – Frédéric Chopin
I’m a sucker for Chopin. Say the word and I’m down.