*This blog is inspired by a recent visit I took to a coastal town. If one is of the opinion that they would like to take time to go to the sea, and if opportunities allow, a day by the beach in my view is a day well spent.
It might as well be the entrance to C.S. Lewis’ Narnia or J.M. Barrie’s Neverland, given the lamp-post that obscures the view.
The path of thoughts meanders, one a to another, as gently as the sea that I observe.
I take a breath of summer seasoning. My eyes and mind switched on, to the view. I turn away and I question if it really does exist. The night’s a box of hidden photos; so intense are the images that come to mind as I take in the sheer vastness of sea, sky, and clouds. I also have the notion that it’s like the night’s dark sky is coffee for thought.
I see my reflection in the glass, looking outwards towards the sea whilst I wait for my food order. It’s the first time I’ve seen myself so pensive.
Twice I breathe, at the implausibility of one pool existing for- I’m not sure… Television series reach omega. Events happen and the reach their conclusion. Yet in that time the same water swings back and forth, dipping with Atlantis’ ancestry.
Pebbled towers on the stadium-like harbour that surrounds the sea, erode until after generations the sands will write on future windscreens ‘they holidayed here’. A bird will indent the night. A nocturnal being will wonder into humanity – for just a second.
Who knows how many times all this will happen to those random passers-by. Before once again they spring back to the Ancient Greek ‘Polis’ (country), A place where one feels most at home.
Sources:- image 1 – Anocheciendo en Costa Adeje – José Luis Antúnez www.flickr.com/photos/jlantunez/4920501943/ (accessed 2.8.2014)
image 2 – Sunset at Costa Adeje, South of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – Manu766 http://www.flickr.com/photos/98006763@N02/9594001090/ (accessed 2.8.2014)
image 3 – My wife enjoying the sea at Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain Manu766 http://www.flickr.com/photos/98006763@N02/672780835/ (accessed 2.8.2014)
By Amanda Lynsdale