Tuesday, 13 March 2007

The sands are alive




Forget about the sun block, blond beach babes and savvy surfer studs when going to the coast... I had the sand and wind for company.
She, the wind seemed angry: shrieking and screaming. About what? I am not too sure. This Jozi gal does not speak Port Elizabeth.
Him, the sand, did not even know what hit him really. He was whisked off, like a floating ghost brushing the ground.
In the distance pile and piles of sand.
Sand dunes: the result of the love between sand and wind.
But Friday was a different story.
I realised I came in between this lovers spat, for the sand was thrown into my eyes and every orifice. My freshly washed hair became stiff with sand transforming into bits of mud.
While the He, the sand exfoliated, She,the wind managed to even silence my thoughts.
Though it feels like a desert, it is really at the ocean.
The contrast makes one feel really tiny in this beautiful ball of blue, green and brown.
And it never ceases to astound me.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should get into sales ...... or PR!I would want to go there.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Very cool analogy.

And it does look quite lovely.

saaleha said...

i loved this piece Priya!

Priya said...

Anon: i doubt i will go in that direction.

Jennifer and Saaleha: Thanks

zh said...

and what of the waves, coming from the depths of nowhere, arriving on the indifferent sands, over and over, in a non-ending, non-circular continuum.almost sorrowful.

The good thing about the slow lane is that its that much easier to catch the right offramp.

safeeyah said...

wow... now that's inspirational travel writing...

i love this piece the most... the analogy is extraodinary...

i wanna write like you...

Saffy

su said...

i can feel the wind in my hair and the sand on my feet...

the words are beeeauuutiful...

you were born to do this...

:)

The K-man said...

Good post very cool. For that you deserve a lindor ball :)

Priya said...

zh: it may be sorrowful, but it is also beautiful cos it can be seen as the resilient presence of the ocean.
and i hope the right offramp comes soon.

saf and su: you guys are far too kind with your words, but thank you so much.

k-man: only a lindor ball? i was kind of hoping for the factory. :)