Carol and I are at the beach, naked on an Independence Day around 1:30 PM and the sand is full of sun worshipping bodies all over.
I am laying on the top of Carol's stomach, my hands wrapped behind her head of hair, our bodies still wet from having taken a dip in the ocean, and this very sexy pose is drawing to itself a variety of stories, each with their own stories of longing.
An unwed mother of two imagines herself with a man embracing in just that way, two college-aged males caress my girlfriend with their eyes. A sixty year old hobo pauses from his aluminium can collecting to think back to his younger days.
A 14 year old girl squirms in her brand new bathing suit that shows off her budding physique. A ten year old boy makes a nauseated face in response to looking at us two lovebirds, necking, and a female bodybuilder struts her wares to tease, going no further than that.
- Photos by Cathy McNew