Lady in the Water

222 Lady in the Water

Do you know how much good it does your heart; when you’re standing on the shore of a beach and you can feel the dry but soft mica granules under your toes, warming your soles, you’re thinking things and watching the waves crash against each other and hearing the call of the ocean, and in an instant, your feet are graced with a jet of frothy, bubbly, delicious molecules of sea water? ♥ There’s no feeling quite like it! Except if you’re probably reading a book on the sand after a quick swim, letting the rays of the sun warm your bare skin and kiss your hair.

What are these feelings? Describe them, please. So… Like when if you close your eyes for too long, you miss that swish of an aquamarine fin on a glorious tail disappearing under the water – and you don’t know it now. You never do. Nobody ever does… There’s magic. Does stringing together random thoughts of beautiful people and places around us make it poetic? What is this? What are you saying? I thought you would think of a picture. Or a person! Think, now. Everything’s magic. Incoherence of speech is an ailment common among us ocean folk. Breaks us down, and builds us up again. Sandcastles, in reverse…

Scatter your thoughts about… And, begin again. Feel the vibe of the ocean as it calls out to you, as it asks for you to seek its treasures. Look for the little shells, the really tiny, textured surface ones… They’re a creamy colour! What do you think? How many hexadecimal codes of the colour blue is the sky made up of? Have you ever thought of that? Which is the constellation you look for, when you look up in to the inky sky after the sun has set, and the beach is eery, beautiful, calm, and seems like it’s whispering; can you smell that?

Did you do that, ever? Erm, you know… Fill a bottle with a paper scripted with a beautiful thought, and fling it into the ocean? Why haven’t you done that? Actually, I haven’t – either. I will, soon! Did you leave silly messages in the sand? Write someone’s name down? :-) Randomness is good, it makes you feel things… Listen to the call of the ocean. The waters are beckoning you, closer… One step, yes, that’s it. Two steps… Ooh, it’s chilly! Ah, but it feels so nice. There, you set it free… Farewell, dearest.


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes



9 thoughts on “Lady in the Water

  1. Love love love. This took me to so many places and I feel you because beaches make me feel like that too. The water, the sand, the sea shells, the animals, the sounds, it’s beautiful. And I actually did that in Goa this time, I drew something and buried it in the sand for anyone who is going to dig it up and build a castle. I’ve always wanted to do the bottle thing. I wish Bangalore had a beach sometimes, but it’s okay. I’ll imagine it and transport myself into that place.

    Also, love the illustration. The colours are magical.

    1. I had a feeling that you would understand this stream of thought, and if you must know… I thought of your writing when I was channelling this… Whatever this was! :-) Thanks so much Sonshu. :-*

  2. Oh! This is so different than what I’m used to reading from you. I love it, Roanna. You have a lovely imagination. I can feel the ocean exactly as you described it.

    1. Thanks Edder! ♥ (I was just writing random sentences, and went with whatever I was channelling/feeling at the moment; it was like I suddenly wanted to be at the beach, and somewhere close to the ocean.)

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