A magical sunset in real life
To arrive at the beach, I pass through this picturesque path. Just a small opening in between the trees on the margin of the sand. As to bring an even more particular character to the trail, right on the edge of the beach is a tiny coconut tree. It’s like a miniature of a regular tree, with a short trunk, but regular-sized leaves that touch the ground, forming something like a portal. I walk through it and feel like passing through a magical doorway, that welcomes me to this perfect beach where the sun is preparing to kiss the ocean in its regular goodbye.
Today there is not a clean sunset. There are clouds in all the extension of the horizon, but this detail doesn’t make the moment less overwhelming. The ocean seems to be calm in the deep waters, but small, delicate waves broke on the shore. From my point of view, the sea color is this light gray, with a subtle gold glow from the sunlight.
All the clouds are gifted with this candy color in their upper edge. It’s peach, born from a light pink mixed with touches of orange, one of the prettiest tones of nature. I can’t see the sun directly, but I know exactly where it is, and it’s because of the three sunshine lines escaping one big cotton candy-like cloud.
This moment — this perfect scene — doesn’t last long, but it’s one of the prettiest images that my eyes are capable of assimilating. Nature’s picture changes faster than I would like, but sometimes life is just like it: pretty, special, and unique moments last just enough to touch us, to bring light to our life.
The whole experience is remarkable: the sound of the waves reaching the shore, the color of the sky changing in every second, the cold sand below my feet, the uninterrupted breeze, and the sight of a small bird, flying far away on the horizon, its black color standing out in the peach and baby blue paint of the sky.
All my senses are alive. I can smell the salt and the sulfur from some seaweed that is dead on the beach, I can see this nature’s painting of colors in the sky, I can feel the sand, the breeze, and the humidity in the air. It’s a magical moment, happening on a real-life beach, and it all together makes me feel so much alive, so much grateful, so happy to be able to see it, to feel it all, and to write it all.