Arcadia Beach, several miles south of Cannon Beach, OR, is a testament to the passage of time – the bluffs and cliffs are sedimentary and volcanic rock created over hundreds of millions of years. What was once seabed is now buckled sedimentary rock that has been uplifted and is on display as cliff faces, some at very unusual angles. The earthly remains of my beloved Border collie, Cody, arrived at Arcadia Beach, a place of beauty, a place of great memories with my children and family. Dogs run free, chase sea gulls, play with their humans. Magic gave the brass can a delicate lick before Cody’s ashes were poured in the Pacific at the base of the outcropping in the background. Within seconds, the gentle waves had pulled Cody into sea, and mingled him with the sands of time.