Sunday, June 17, 2007

it is

It’s the place that took years to find and yet, the one place you have always known. It’s warm air, hot sand, crickets and tree frogs. It’s full of life and devoid of chaos. It’s tall palms, winding roads, open-air jeeps and warm rain.

It’s diversity, commonality, sugar cane and love. It’s open waters, full sails, dinghy docks and pirate tales. It’s early morning swimming, Mic’s too-spicy Bloody Marys and laughter floating across the waves. It’s wisdom from a legend who describes himself as just a man. It’s the boy who stopped to visit and never left, the girl who followed her heart and all the dreams caught in between.

It’s away from it all and close to your soul. It’s blackened shrimp at that table by the dumpster and drinks on the curb. It’s the sun on your face high on the hill and the rooster crowing at four in the afternoon. It’s a friend where a stranger once was, a sunrise only matched by it’s own sunset, slowing down and lying low.

It’s the secret you want to keep yet can’t help but share. It’s the beach where everything seems possible, where you seem so small. It’s peace, it’s hope and in so many ways, it’s just like home.



14 comments:

Dawn said...

It's beautiful.

singleton said...

It is perfect. Absolutely perfect. Everytime. Anytime. That place.....

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's so easy to see why this is where your heart is. How can one possibly leave a place like that?

brookem said...

oh i love this description!

GirlGoyle said...

It's not the place I find myself in. It is the place where I'd like to be right now!

justrun said...

dawn- In so many ways, really.

singleton- How could you tell? :)

barb- I do have to wonder.

brooke- thanks. :) me too.

gg- I understand.

The Exception said...

What a beautiful description.

There is something about finding the places that speak directly to one's soul.

Could you actually live here?

anne said...

Gorgeous and good luck with these decisions and journeys.

Danielle said...

Ah...I'm sooooo jealous....

justacoolcat said...

It's funny how "Home away from home" would be a much better place to live except for usually one or two things. e.g. family and job.

runliarun said...

You really miss that place, don't you?

skinnylittleblonde said...

It Is!
Beautiful post!
I miss the beach already...
My feet and rump may sit in Georgia tonight, but my heart & soul are right there with you!

Nicole said...

Thanks for sharing your special place in more ways than one. Your advice was perfect and I even met Mic maybe not the same one but if it is Mic from the soggy dollar bar I met him and he was great especially that million dollar smile

Sizzle said...

gorgeous.

wish i was there.