Sitting on my balcony I take a delight in looking at the sea. Today it is calm, as still as a plate, without a breeze to move it. I can spend hours sitting here, contemplating, just looking, waiting, watching. Occasionally a white seagull will fly over the sea, enhancing the natural charm of the scene. A small boat sails smoothly along and gets lost in the distance. Too close to the horizon, a large boat can hardly be distinguished, sailing in the distance, sailing on the invisible border line that separates the waters from the sky.
If you are near the sea you can feel its smell. A different smell that fills you inside, leaves you wanting to stay and continue enjoying this familiar aroma, inviting you to dream.
Sitting here, I can enjoy the song of the birds which try to communicate with their various trills, they take a rest in the yellow flamboyant neighbor, the flame tree full of leaves and flowers and several kinds of cheerful insects that prowl around in the daytime. Some seek the shade of the leaves, others the fresh honey of the flowers, again others delight in the company of the different friends gathered there. Their cheerful songs fill my ears while the sea gives my eyes an incredible delight that one never tires of admiring. So big, so immensely wide is the sea that at times it frightens me, especially when, with the wind, it becomes violent. With high waves, so very high that it soaks you up to the very bones. My thoughts wander through different scenarios, at any time of the day, just closing my eyes, but when I open them, it is still there, showing me everything it has, giving me all its treasures. Its eternal beauty always amazes me and I imagine those who can not enjoy the sea and would gladly share with them.
A small breeze comes up, gently the leaves start to move. In the sea, like in a mirror, the rays of the sun reflect the light in shades of blue and green, the waves moving, shining like stars.
While the birds continue to exchange their happy trills and the sun warms the afternoon, the blue sky clear of clouds allows us to caress with our eyes the landscape that specta #sommerchallenge #cuba