Conversing With the Waves

100 Happy Days – Day 86

Happiness is a chair, a book and the threshold of an Ocean and not knowing which one makes you happier.

Every Bibliophile’s dream – A serene spot with a view, some peace and a book. Behold! An evening at the beach, watching the waves breaking against the rocks, holding a book and finding a nice spot to read.

The Book facing the Sea

I flipped a few pages as the Ocean’s music filled my ears. There was a feeble breeze and the rocks were drenched with waterΒ from both the Sea and from the drizzle that had just stopped. The tides were high, way before twilight and it looked as though the Sea would rise any time and gobble me up. I thought it was the rains, but it was something else.
I had come to this very same beach yesterday. I sat atop a bench, cross-legged, closed my eyes and tried to meditate. It took me barely few minutes to abandon my efforts. Not because I couldn’t sit still, but because of what was before me. I looked around at all the people meditating. How could one close his eyes while facing these magnificent waters, I wondered.
Now, I was mocking myself. I walked to this very same beach with a book in hand. How could I delve in one’s ecstasy and ignore the other? I couldn’t read. Not as long as I wanted to watch the Ocean. And I couldn’t watch the waves if I read.Β I wanted them both – my spouse and my love.
But Alas! I couldn’t handle them both

The Sea threatened, in her deep throaty voice, to swallow me up. Oh! Well, that explains the angry high tides. I must have hurt her pride by bringing along my Love. Sure enough, the book remained untouched while I conversed with the waves.

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  1. Aishwarya

    Beautiful post…thoroughly enjoyed the read πŸ™‚ cheers!

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much Aishwarya πŸ™‚

  2. Mridhula

    This is exactly how I feel and was wondering how you managed to open the book – well you made it clear – very clear! loved it!

    1. Ranjini

      Haha thank you soooo much πŸ™‚ I realised you wish for some things and when the time comes, you realize they aren’t as simple as that. Reading in a beach is one such πŸ˜€ Welcome to my space Mridhula.

  3. teny

    I hope to do this at the top of a mountain πŸ™‚
    But I won’t be able to do that for a very long time, as it seems now!

    1. Ranjini

      Oh that would be wonderful too πŸ˜€ Hope you do it verrrry soon πŸ™‚

      1. teny

        Whenever the situation allows πŸ™‚

  4. Ranjini

    Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Then do plan a trip to Kerala when you make your lists. πŸ˜› I know there must be really scenic beaches there too. Still, beaches differ from place to place. So yeah.

  5. Prakash Hegade

    That would be such a dream place to read. πŸ™‚ Nice post..
    I used to love to sit in our small garden with book and tea. It’s been past many years gone those days!

    1. Ranjini

      Oh Gardens are beautiful and peaceful πŸ™‚ Hope you get the chance to sit in a garden & read again.

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