Have you ever wished
that you could freeze a moment and keep it
I caught the perfect
moment, just before it flew away on outstretched wings, and
locked it in my heart. Sometimes I can hear it, beating against
the walls of its enclosure. Thump, thump. It is a sound I
look forward to, a magical sound filled with colours. Delightful,
thrilling colours blending together to form the freedom I used to
dream of, but now melt into. This freedom is my most treasured
memory, my most desired thought.
The sun was warm on my
face, evaporating all my bad feelings, lifting my sorrows,
lightening my heart and emptying my soul of all I
The sand stretched
alongside me; white and pure. Only the forgotten footprints left
behind remained, except for the debris and a few shells that were
scattered among the footprints, as if they had been sprinkled,
just for decoration.
I could taste the salt
- ground up sorrows; fear not yet forgotten. I could taste the
bitterness of all the bad thoughts, blowing in the tired
The debris lay around
on the outstretched sandy beach as though it had been thrown over
somebody's shoulder in disdain; it lay hopelessly, waiting for
someone's love to spill. It lay, waiting for some love to reach
their aching souls. It was the skeleton of what had once been
beautiful - together, it was the skeleton of life.
I could hear the lost
cries of the sulking gulls; the echoes of happy laughter. I heard
my aching heart, rising and falling; waiting.
The waves sparkled and
glittered playfully, splashing over my feet. They were happy
then; calm and gentle; leaving behind their endless potential to
I picked up the curved
and twisted shell at my feet. I placed the shell upon my waiting
ear. I heard the voices of a thousand years, holding songs,
thoughts, memories, joys, stories and broken hearts. A miracle
was preserved in intricate beauty, protected by the sea -
The salty sea air
burnt my nose; stinging the thoughts inside my head; sending
shivers down my spine. I smelt the eerie mystery left behind in
the sand dunes.
The sea held so many
unknown wonders; breathtaking beauty. Hidden secrets held close -
kept safe. All this beauty and wonder, continuing until it met
the sky and all the secrets and dreams took flight - let loose,
into the open, waiting skies.
My eyes followed the sea, resting
on the warm sunset sleeping peacefully on the horizon. For once,
good and evil were equal and serene. There are no words to
describe how I melted into that sunset; that perfect moment of
mistakes and achievements.
I walked, just