On a gloomy winter day I found myself on the sand, looking towards the black sea as its waves came more and more furious due to the crazy breeze. I’ve been in Constanta for the weekend to attend a wonderful event: the baptism of cute baby Matei, the babyboy of our friends, Ruana and Ovidiu, which we thank again for the invitation and we wish them all the good fortune in the world is raising their little one.
Besides the party – which it was a wonderful get together with our friends, the perfect occasion to share some stories, jokes, have fun and talk about our plans – this trip was a break from the noisy and crowded city we are so used to. I couldn’t resist and went straight to the beach in the morning just to get to say hello and dream about summer with my eyes wide open. “Oh summer, dear summer, how I miss you!”
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” (Jacques Cousteau)
I simply love being around water although I do not know how to swim (Ironic, I may add, being a Pisces). I feel both joy and fear when I’m near a river, a lake, the sea and even better…near the ocean. Something inexplicable holds me there, together with all these mixed up feelings. An incredible and invisible force which brings me peace, freedom and pure happiness.
Regardless of the season, I have an urge to go the beach. I love being there, feeling the sharp salty smell of the air, seeing the horizon bounded only by the deep blue sky above or by the fluffy cotton candy clouds. I am surrounded by this miracle of nature where three classical elements combine: solid earth, deep water and the endless sky. It makes me feel very small, a tiny part of this amazing Universe, but also free.
In this place, I am alone with my thoughts, free of all the sorrow that I may hold inside and at peace with all that expects me in the future (good or bad). I can not imagine summer without some beach therapy: the sun shining, feeling the sand under my feet and the refreshing breeze touching my skin. We had a very long and cold winter which made me think even more intensely about summer – the much beloved season of joy, long weekends and icecream.
My short stop by the sea was even more revitalizing for the mind than I thought. Going to the beach in winter it’s a wonderful experience everyone should try: empty beach, hearing only the sound of the waves coming one after another, the seagulls being the only creatures out there (true guardians of the area) and the well know salty air. You don’t need more 15 minutes of vitamin sea to find yourself again, clear your head and charge your batteries for a new week. It’s almost unbelievable how much good energy can bring. This dose will be just enough until the beginning of summer. I will return to the city with the color of the sea in my eyes, wind in my hair and salt on my lips.
All I can say for the moment is “Sea you soon. I think about you all the time because we share the best of memories and the deepest secrets.”