Wednesday 26 January 2011

Olhuveli Island

I just stood there watching the sun rise from behind the ocean, while I let the soft talcum-powder sand of the beach glide through my fingers.  An athletic young man ran along the shoreline. He looked perfectly fit and I felt a hint of envy rising in me. I looked down on the curve of my stomach and knew that I should be doing the same and should have started a long time ago, but as he disappeared from my sight, the feeling of envy ran away with him leaving me alone with the sun breaking through the thin sheep-clouds which slowly moved away from the horizon. The grey colour of the sea gradually changed into silver-green with red glints generated by the first sun-beams, while the soft pink colour of the sand turned into white. I waited for Nature “to do better than this” and was immediately rewarded: the shadows of the clouds gliding over the surface of the water made the silver-green turn into deep-turquoise with glints of dark blue and yellow-gold. At the other side of the sea, tall palm trees on a long sand bank softly waved their leaves  in the breeze with a constant rustling sound. As I walked back to the apartment under a tangle of tree branches and flowers, to accompany my wife to the restaurant for our first breakfast in Paradise , I suddenly knew that Nature would surprise us more during the days to come… and without limits.  
Olhuveli Island (Maldives)


Stefan Jansson said...

The perfect morning.

Dina said...

The photo could almost be as through your eyelids.
Your eyes are certainly taking in so much natural beauty.

brattcat said...

Wonderful reflections in text and image. Thank you for taking us there.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I do think that this paradise is promoting your creative side... what beautiful prose

I am transported to this enchanting coral island with your words and photos... More, please.


Lloyd said...

Wow! stunning view. I love it.
Great photo, very artistic.

Thanks for sharing this to us.

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