Day in, day out. The same.
Always the same.
A frenzy of locating boots, library books, permission slips, slicing bananas, burning the toast, plaiting braids, settling arguments, wiping away tears.
The walk to school was brisk, hurried.
Through the school gates, "Bye darlings. Kiss, kiss. Have a great day. Mummy loves you".
I turned my heels to return home.
What was awaiting me?
Unmade beds, dirty dishes, mountains of laundry, floors littered with toys.
Time to get out of the Routine Rut and have a spontaneous adventure.
I was On The Run.
Running Away from Domestic Drudgery.
Having a Spontaneous Adventure.
And loving every single thrilling moment of it.
First stop, coffee.
With a deliciously hot latte in hand I let my soul guide me.
It followed the rays of the sun and led me to the glistening horizon of the sea.
If there is a place on earth that can cure any of my soul's ills, it is the beach.
I am blessed, blessed, blessed to be living 5 mins walk away from it.
I breathed in the salty sea air. Rejoicing in Rejuvination.
I made my way to the pier, seagulls dancing overhead.
I heard a most beautiful voice chanting in the wind.
A man dressed in a yellow fisherman's hooded jacket was standing on the pier, his arms outstretched, the sun's rays making his face glow golden. He was oblivious to me as I timidly and respectfully walked past him. I did not want to disturb. He sang to the sun. I could make out some Spanish words. Was it a lament? An ode? It was beautiful. I found myself tearing up. I wanted to know his story. The mysterious singing stranger dressed in yellow singing to the Sun. I walked on as his soulful chant was carried by the wind.
The sun's rays glistened on the water like jewels, they were the diamonds of my day.
A little empty boat rocked gently. I imagined laying in it and napping, like a baby in a cradle.
A self-portrait, of sorts.
Suede winter boots amongst shells and sand
I left my mark by the Sea, just as it had left its beautiful mark on me.
When was the last time you had a spontaneous adventure?
I'm linking up with the gorgeous Jess from Diary of a SAHM for 'I Blog On Tuesdays', yee-ha!