Dear President Obama:

From the news I gather you are enjoying all the components of a satisfying vacation: recreation, leisure reading and time with family and friends. It is my sincere hope you will also take the time to experience one of the Island’s invaluable gifts. Before you retire at night, shut off the lights of your beautiful retreat and take a chair outdoors in the open. Let the darkness envelop you. Sit back and look up into the stars and feel yourself empty out and fill up in the same moment — peace. Keep the Island’s gift with you in the days to come.

From a grateful citizen.

Marney Toole
Oak Bluffs