Day 70 Water

“The sea is emotion incarnate.  It loves, hates and weeps. 
It defies all attempts to capture it with words
and rejects all shackles. 
No matter what you say about it,
there is always that which you can’t.”
Christopher Paolini

I have been attending a conference at a resort situated above the sea.  There is a small winding path from the hotel undulating along the cliffs.  The path rises and falls like the ocean curling and crashing below.  Each day I walk that short path or perhaps it walks me.  It feels like strolling along the unfinished beams of a skyscraper – precarious, as if balancing on the edge of a great precipice. 

I moved to this part of the world so that I would always be near the sea but the ocean makes me melancholy.  It is vast and grey.  Even when the sun is burnishing the surface into silver – it is cold and fearsome.  I love it and am endlessly fascinated, however, it will always be an inequitable relationship.  Like a mysterious woman loved from a distance and never to be possessed.

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1 Response to Day 70 Water

  1. Oh Father, I have always loved the sea for it is me in all its moods. These past days, my longing to relocate and live near the sea has become stronger. But that’s just ingratitude speaking, I’m afraid 🙂

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