Crossing borders between dreams and reality, the mind is lost in overwhelming bliss and contentment in those moments where the world disappears except for what’s right in front of you. Staring into the ocean, you can almost feel the world spin beneath you as you remain motionless, caught it the moment and held by a force more powerful than any burden you may have left behind. On an island or in a dream, the certainty of which fades, and it couldn’t matter less. The feeling is strangely empowering, as the world and all who are in it are powerless to enter that moment and change the winds sweeping through the air. A summer getaway – never too often.
Truly all I want and ever need – endless motion with you beside the ocean.
Another look into the Nicobar Islands, India on a recent summer’s adventure. The dark rocks jutting up from the sea look almost ominous from afar, but as movement draws them near they’re smooth and wet beneath your feet from the ever tumbling waves. Tiny fish leap from the water as if gasping for air and dive quickly again hidden beneath the waters by the reflection of the afternoon sun.
The air is warm and salty, caressing the skin leaving traces of sea behind. The only sounds – palms bending from the breeze, the rushing of their leaves clamoring together. The waves crashing beneath us, and the sound of my heart – beating slowly and softly taking in each breath as if it were it’s own living creature receiving the first strain oxygen it requires to survive. Yes, I’m sure we were made to live by the ocean, where quiet and peace prevail and even the most anxious natures let go in this world that does not belong to them. It belongs to the happy, the free, the still. Only they will be permitted on this island getaway, and that’s all I need.
“That’s all I need
All I want
Is to stay a little longer now
Arms around me like a border
Like an endless stream
You take me in
To a place that I’ve never been
Giving in to your touch
I will never get enough
Dive in deep into the ocean”
– Mike Perry