The desire to be at one with nature is as natural as the sun, the wind, the rain…and the next hurricane. We are enthralled by a sweet seduction. We are lovers of the shore. We know that the summer is ephemeral, we now know that the shore is ephemeral…our lives are ephemeral. We yearn to be one with the sea and the sand. We see the risks. Yet we will build, and rebuild our seaside homes. We are the cockeyed optimists.