Reflections Before Bedtime #26

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Walking around here is like walking through a thick stew. It’s warm, thick and pretty much spicy.

It’s the land where seashells crackle under our feet, where lizards come out to greet us, and where the sky, even after sunset, is drop-dead gorgeous. We almost envy the stars.

The salty air and swooshing waves remind us to go where fear dares not beckon. So much in life is about moving past pain and comfort. It’s about realizing that we have a purpose that goes beyond us, but also not allowing others to have undue influence and control. It’s about realizing that the stars in the deep blue shine for us. The dark night sounds and buzzing fade into a personal stillness.

In the hot, dreamy nights of summer, we find that life is waiting for us to shape it. It takes beating fear and finally being assertive about what we want. We then take our dreams and mix them into a medley with reality and the impossible that loves to wink at us and bolster our wings.

Laughter. Love. Uncertainty. Tears. Sacrifice. Joy.

It is about seeing present sacrifices as small compared to great rewards; about holding a hand, even if it is just for a minute; about enjoying the rain even if it lasts all evening.

Such a sweet song. It’s as sweet as the heat that melts us like butter. Tonight, and forever after this, the world is ours, and the sea reminds us of our endless possibilities.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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