Yesterday, I was quite pumped up with energy and general feel of goodness after I returned from an early morning visit to the beach. The beach is almost like a temperamental individual exhibiting different tempers at different times of the day and be warned, every beach is distinct and has its own shade of personality. I learned all this by visiting some beaches in Goa. I was literally in a hazy sea of thoughts when my domestic walked in for the day. She had her usual smile and charm and inquired me after the sand that she had spotted in the entrance. With an excited demeanour, I told her that we had gone to watch the sunrise in the nearby beach. She nonchalantly replied: "We have been living here for so many years but have never visited the famed beaches of Goa till date." Her reply stirred me. It rattled my thoughts. I wouldn't know how to react to her reply which was a tone mingled with part regret and part resignation to her life. Implicitly, I asked her when she came to Goa. "Just after getting married," she replied. She has been married and living in Goa for about 18 years but the beaches were lost to her and her family. There was a beach quite close to where she lived but the time and zest to go and visit that beach was lost on her family.
Have you thought why you do what you do.
I go to the beach because the waves, the ocean the eternal infinite sight - all put me to ease instantly!ReplyDelete
I have been to Goa but I didn't visit any of the beaches. Ok, I agree, I feel ashamed of it. But I prefer going to beaches during sunrise too and there wasn't one close enough to our hotel. Beaches means silence, solitude and the sound of the waves. A lot of people around spoils the fun for me. :)ReplyDelete
I have been to Goa 3 three and every time we enjoyed the beaches, sun and sand and of course the togetherness of family. The beaches of Goa are beautiful.Do visit the beaches , Susan more often.ReplyDelete
I find watching water very peaceful. And irony is I am hydrophobic.. So perhaps finding reasons behind what we do is a very complicated affair and more often reveals a very different side of our personalities. Like I am hydrophobic but enjoy watching water..ReplyDelete
Interesting question Susan..I know little of Goa but I now know that you have beautiful beaches around you. I hope your domestic has the chance to visit one day. I enjoy it when no one else is around. I grew up on a beach and loved walking when the air was brisk and the waves rolled in. I would often climb the highest rock and just sit and contemplate. I have not thought about that in years! Thank you for bringing up such a sweet memory. Warm wishes from Saigon...Susan... Jeanne xxReplyDelete
I go for the serenity!ReplyDelete
I love to watch the tides and dig my toes in the sand. There is nothing more relaxing in the world. I haven't been to the beach in years but I would love to go back. Someday I will. ♥ReplyDelete
I go to play in the waters.. walk into the waters, play with the waves, get drenched.. the water is one element I've realized recently is something very close to me.. Sus..ReplyDelete
For me as an Aquarian, water bodies like the beach and lakes are definitely soothing and gives me a chance to detach from the rest of the world and just be in my own private soothing world.ReplyDelete
Susan, I've been away and am now trying to catch up on missed blogs. It's a futile attempt. But I did read your post about Sam. My condolences. It was a very touching post.ReplyDelete
I like your thoughts/questions about beaches. Perhaps it is those of us who have the luxury of leisure who most appreciate them. Those who have more difficult lives may not have the time to ponder their beauty. Great posts my dear Susan. How I enjoy your writing.