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Sunday Scribblings: Destination

The Philippines
Sandy beaches
Tropical breezes
My very own Bali Hai

It has been 3 years since I've been home
And 5 years since I've seen a real beach
By next year, it will be 6
Natalie has forgotten
The boys have never even been there
I've almost forgotten
But I remember enough

I can almost taste the salt in the air
Taste the sweetest mangoes in the world
Taste the succulent fish caught straight from the ocean five minutes ago
Feel the sand through my toes
Feel the sun burning my back as I snorkel through crystal clear waters
Feel the breeze rushing through my hair
Hear the coconut leaves rustle
Hear the crickets drowning out the waves at sunset

See my family -- husband, children, parents, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents -- gathered around in the light of a bonfire, laughing and talking, gathered from all parts of the globe, all here in this beautiful place, happy to be together.

I can feel anticipation coursing through my body
Next year, we'll be there
I can't wait!


Inconsequential said...

cool, i enjoyed that read :)
it's been a while since we've been to the sea too...maybe we'll have to go :)

sand and salt, i can smell 'em now...

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...salt water..sand bewteen your toes...biting a juicy mango and letting the juice just slide down your chin
Loved your take on Destination.
This is my first week here.
Happy 2007

JHS said...

Oh, you've gone and done it. You make me want to get to the beach ASAP. Must plan a trip! I LOVE being on the coast.

Happy New Year and hope the trip is wonderful!

Laini Taylor said...

Oh, sounds GREAT. I've seen some amazing pictures of the Phillipines in travel magazines this year -- wow! It's on my list of places to go. And I LOVE Phillipino food -- I was a Navy brat and went to school overseas with a lot of Phillipino kids and got to eat pansit and lumpia often -- but never since!