A wooden walkway leading to the ocean.

Eyes of Possibility – Michael Morse

by Michael Morse, contributing writer

Eyes of Possibility

I look toward the horizon and imagine sharks and poisonous jellyfish, shipwrecks and skeletons, sea monsters, chemical waste, electric eels, slave ships, oil tankers and darkness.

“Isn’t it beautiful, Papa?” says Kinsley. “There’s pretty fish, and underwater sand castles, big waves and little waves, mermaids and seahorses out there!”

I look toward the horizon and see things a little differently, and I gaze at my granddaughter as she holds my hand.

“Why you crying, Papa?”

“I’m not, just a little salt water in my eyes.”

And we dive in.



Michael Morse, [email protected], a monthly contributor is a retired Captain with the Providence Fire Department

Michael Morse spent 23 years as a firefighter/EMT with the Providence Fire Department before retiring in 2013 as Captain, Rescue Co. 5. He is an author of several books, most offering fellow firefighter/EMTs and the general population alike a poignant glimpse into one person’s journey through life, work and hope for the future. He is a Warwick resident.


  1. Mari Nardolillo-Dias on March 26, 2023 at 12:40 am

    I just adore your writing!! Write more often please!!!