Tuesday, 27 November 2012

This is the life

I can always tell how a plane is going to land based on how fast it's going when we approach the landing. I can feel it in my bones. I just know. I can tell if the pilot is going too fast or if he's at the right speed - and whether the outcome will be a bumpy or a smooth one.


I've spent the last few days on a beach because I reckoned that if the Mayans were right and we all have less than 1 month left on earth, the least I could do was enjoy some if it. One of my favourite things in this entire world is the ocean... everyone knows that already. I nearly drowned a few times in my life, but I still love the ocean. And while I'm a good swimmer, I never take it (the sea) for granted.


Unlike land, which seems less threatening, the sea and its volatile waves never let you forget who's the boss. It's honest that way. And still, no matter what, it remains utterly beautiful in all its glory. I'm always a little sad to leave, I'm one of those people who never want to come home from a holiday, but I have indeed returned... with sun-kissed baby soft skin and a soothed soul.

13 comments:

  1. Beautifully-written! I, too, love the ocean. I can totally relate to this. Once I get to touch and spend days in the beach, it's very difficult to walk away and go back to your *normal* routine.

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  2. I just got back from a beach mini-vacation too (and didn't want to leave)! Your beach had much clearer/bluer skies than mine...

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  3. Loooooove your posts, love your writing, love YOU.

    (Er, in a totally awesome, non-stalkery way, bwahahah. :P)

    This?

    "Unlike land, which seems less threatening, the sea and its volatile waves never let you forget who's the boss. It's honest that way. And still, no matter what, it remains utterly beautiful in all its glory."

    Love. LOVE. So beautifully put.

    I totally hear you on the ocean -- so achingly and hypnotically beautiful. Gah! There's something so primal about this vast expanse of azure.

    I also struggle to return from a seaside holiday -- big time. I mean, is there anything like glimpsing that perfect blueness the first time you're approaching an oceanic destination, the anticipation of your sight being flooded with the blue?

    Siiiiiiiigh. :-)

    GREAT -- now I wanna go to Great Ocean Road here in Victoria! Heh heh.

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  4. The ocean somehow acts as balm for my soul too. Glad you're feeling sated. :)

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  5. Time at the seashore is gravy for the soul. There's nothing like walking aimlessly at the surf line (for hours). It helps me sort things out too.

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  6. I'm glad you got out, Azra. Your spirit was sounding the chimes to reflection. :-)

    Dean
    Http://leftcoastguy.com

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  7. 'I can always tell how a plane is going to land based on how fast it's going when we approach the landing...' Do you realise that sentence could've been a metaphor for starting a new relationship? ;)

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  8. Debi Grace
    Thank you, and welcome :)

    Roving Retorter
    Well the first few days were overcast (still hot though). And then we were blessed with the sun :)

    Pretzel Thief
    Aw shucks, thanks! If the sea is nearby, then you should visit it as often as possible! ;)

    Prixie
    Only problem is that I need another vacation :P

    LL
    It really is the only thing that calms me... thank God for such mercies.

    Dean
    Thanks Dean - it was awesome but would have been even awesomer with good friends to share it with!

    RCB
    Well, goes to show where your mind is Randy. And that's a good thing :)

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  9. The world is ending on my birthday this year - does that mean I should have a big birthday bash?

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  10. rooth
    Yes, go out with a BANG! lol

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  11. I've always loved the sea too. I swim well but had the fear of the sea in me. Last weekend, i broke that fear and dived right into the green ocean and found freedom. I was in my element. Loved it !

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  12. I've always loved the sea too. I swim well but had the fear of the sea in me. Last weekend, i broke that fear and dived right into the green ocean and found freedom. I was in my element. Loved it !

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  13. Jaya
    That's awesome Jaya! It's always amazing to overcome a fear. I have a deep respect for the ocean, and I love diving right into it too :)

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