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35 Listing Price $1,595,000 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM back and forth and appeared to glance over his shoulder to see if we were keeping up. Frank and I couldn’t stop smiling as we watched our William on the bow, eyes intent on Macey’s every move-ment making sure his healing was complete and total. We were happy/ sad — laughing with joy as our eyes brimmed with tears of bereavement. William had brought the dead back to life; and like Lazarus, Macey had become a legend. But he had one more maneuver to add to his amazing tale of resurrection and recovery. With increasing confidence he soared away toward Masonboro, then paused as something in the water below caught his eye. He plunged head first and emerged victorious, a minnow wriggling in his beak. We watched in awe as he headed back toward us hovering for a moment above and beside William and dropping his catch in front of him as if in token of his appreciation. He seemed to be saying, “I’m going to be fine now — and thanks.” And he flew away. You can imagine the telling and retelling of his farewell salute. I’m just glad there were three of us to witness it or people would have thought it was a sweet but improb-able ending to a happy story. It is now two decades later and a million gulls have circled the area around our pier since Macey left. We watch them dive for fish and argue over favorite pilings. Our dog barks at those that gain footage and she prances back and forth on the float-ing dock while they maintain their positions and ignore her frantic maneuvers to get them to leave. But occasionally there will be one that alights and seems more person-able, more knowing, more aware — and cocks his head in a certain way. Our imaginations kindle as we look at each other and wonder, is it Macey? …15 E. Asheville Located one house back from the oceanfront with incredible views! Huge covered porches and a rooftop deck provide the perfect spot to capture a glorious sunrise or toast to a spectacular Wrightsville Beach sunset. 32 W. Henderson † Huge covered porches with heart pine floors provide the perfect place to entertain or to catch a nap overlooking Banks Channel. A private pier offers a large gazebo and floating dock. This classic cottage has been lovingly updated. Listing Price $1,995,000 To receive a free bumper sticker or sponsorship information: The Dove 89.7 FM PO Box 957 • Wilmington, N.C. 28402 Tel: 910-763-2452 Fax: 910-763-6578 www.life905.com • [email protected] POiNT OF GraCe Paul BalOChe 4 him Jars OF Clay miChael W. smiTh merCyme sTeVeN CurTis ChaPmaN Chris aNd CONrad sideWalk PrOPheTs Chris TOmliN


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2014
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