Come Away With Me
Remember when you used to play pretend? It occurred to me, as I sat re-watching Hook this past weekend, that it’s been a very long time for me. The magical innocence of childhood when you could be a Mermaid or an Indian seems to be blown away like fairy dust when we reach a certain age. Monday’s suck, it’s moot, I know, but indulge me and come play!
Can you imagine laying back on your towel island feeling nothing but the terry fuzz on your back, the soft warm sand between your toes, the golden dribble of sunshine on your cheeks and your nose filled with cool, salt water air? There’s nothing around you but sand, sea, and sky and somehow, the seclusion is seductive and you don’t feel so alone because the slow and gentle whooosh of the waves makes you feel safe, like it’s singing a lullaby. All your worries drift away with the wind. You look out at the horizon and feel safely nestled within the world, tucked in between water that moves, without needing anyone’s help (not even yours, how nice) and a gentle breeze that will swipe away all your worries, each and every time, the constancy of it is comforting. The magnitude of it makes you feel modest, in a way that makes you feel like all your problems, in retrospect never mattered. In this little Utopia, your only concern is which tropical drink to order next. It’s like you can’t even remember the various shades of gray that belong to the real world and feel that ones made of blues, purples, pinks, corals, champagnes, are the only ones that really matter. You smile and sigh a happy sigh and watch a baby crab scamper past and slowly fall into a delicious nap, the sunshine your blanket. The sound and smell of the sea blend into your dreams and the two become one and the same.
(That’s where Tinkerbell lives, anyways).
“You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
I’m the silly one that teared up at this scene, lol.
I hope everyone had a fun weekend!
your forever youthful, Squishy Monster