June 2007

Editor's Note - June

Author: Maggie Washo

There is a family of ducks living in the pond next to our office. I can’t remember when I first noticed them. But now, when I pull into our parking lot every morning, I am especially careful to make sure they aren’t crossing the road. Because they do that a lot. Back and forth. Back and forth. From one pond to the other that sits right across the street. And the funny thing is, they don’t move any faster when a large white SUV comes screeching to a halt within inches of them. They know how to live- taking one moment at a time and enjoying it. These are Lowcountry ducks, born and bred in the slow South.

I’ve decided to take a lesson from my fine feathered friends. I am going to slow down. Smell the jasmine and breathe in the honeysuckle. Walk on the beach in the morning and be 10 minutes late (so long as I’m not keeping anyone waiting, of course!). Sit on a park bench all day and get reacquainted with the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Pat Conroy. Walk to the Salty Dog Café and sing along to Jimmy Buffet like a tourist. In my straw hat, sunglasses and flip flops.

I invite you to join me. Why live on an Island if you don’t take advantage of it? For those of you just visiting, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how to relax. But for a few suggestions on how to get the most out of your Hilton Head vacation, be sure to check out our family fun articles on pages 20 and 58. I would also recommend reading our alligator feature on page 80- you might not see these in your backyard where you hail from. Just another wonderful feature about our Island- exotic wildlife!

Enjoy our June issue. Read it slowly. See you next month!

Maggie Washo
Editor-in-Chief

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