Letter from the Editor: Playing By the Rules

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Playing By the Rules

For me, swimming in the ocean is a spectacular way to spend an hour or so. It’s a great way to cool off and riding the waves is fun – I like boogie boards, too. I used to run with a group every Saturday morning, and, in the heat of summer, we would run Pawleys Island and then take a dip to cool off – pure bliss! But, Erika Hoffman’s essay this month, “Saved by a Skirt,” brought me back to one swim that ended a little differently. Years ago, I went with a non-swimming friend to the beach and, while she worked on her tan, I decided to take a swim. After a half hour or so, I decided to come in and found I could not swim to shore. I was caught in a rip current. Fortunately for me, my practical and loving father had spent a lot of time with me in the ocean while I was growing up and told me to never try to swim out of one of these deadly currents, but to swim with it and, eventually, I would be able to break free and get to shore. So, I didn’t panic, but floated from the north end of Pawleys nearly to the south end and, finally, was able to get to shore. The worst part of the experience was the long, hot walk back to my friend, who had been dozing in the sun the entire time, with no clue I was in trouble.

Erika’s harrowing experience was much different from mine. Don’t miss reading it.

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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