Friday, March 08, 2013

Ascension Respite

 
 
 
 




Today we dreamt of far away places, the warmth of the sun upon our souls and the luxury of gin cocktails flowing through our bodies: anything to get away from the day-to-day realities and flaws of mankind.  Far from the storms and rain that threaten our shelter - but which we learn to dance in regardless - we will find our sanctuary...

From turbulent weather to the most stable of climates, where sunshine reigns upon those who live there: they cannot stay forever though, for nothing remains the same.  When their life's work is done, their role complete, they must move on, unable to stay in their homely haven; it must be hard to leave such perpetual bliss and return to the island of ennui.  How we would ache for our Ascension days.





Ascension Island is real: the sun, the stable climate and the need to leave, too.  I listened to Simon Mayo on Radio 2 a few weeks ago; it had been a bad day at work and he was talking about the warmer climes of this remote island located roughly halfway between the horn of South America and Africa.  It sounded like heaven and the perfect place for some respite...
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

Midlife Singlemum said...

Ah, the sign of a successful respite is that you do want to leave and return to real life with added enthusiasm, energy and resolve. Sometimes a couple of hours on your own with a coffee can do it. ;)

BavarianSojourn said...

Sounds wonderful... especially the gin cocktails part! :)

PhotoPuddle said...

Lovely to see that picture of Ascension Island. I am strangely fascinated by remote islands like that!