It was late when we took a walk on the promenade, the sea was the colour of indigo touched by moonlight. This night was filled with an inner peace that had been missing for a while. I felt alive and part of the elemental dance unfolding before us.
My gaze was irresistibly drawn to the waves as they rolled in and crashed against the shore. I wanted to stay for a while and just look out to sea. It called to me and thundered in magnificence. Llandudno was rather quiet for a Bank Holiday weekend, especially on a Saturday.
The promenade was silent and almost empty of late night strollers. A much different scene to the throngs who filled this seaside resort during the day. As for tonight, it was tinged with melancholy, which only served to make the thunder of waves sweeter.
The West Shore on the other side of town is quite different in atmosphere but still busy during the Summer months. Its sand dunes and nesting birds create a world within a world. What unites both shores is the call of the sea, ever present, and instilled with joy and promise.
Rather a romanticised view I admit. The element of Water exerts a strong pull on heart and mind, always has done. I’m not a strong swimmer and rarely enter the sea now. Probably due to the cold water!
The Moon was bright in the sky and added a mystique to the scenery. Places take on a different persona after dusk, the atmosphere changes, becomes charged with anticipation. Especially near the sea. The breezes coming inland bring relief and an aroma of ancient memories.
I wondered whether the dream of living near the sea would be realised. ‘Soon, come soon’ the thunder of waves cries.
I shall come when the dusk approaches and the winds bring news from distant shores. My eyes shall scan the horizon and alight on mountains embracing the coast.
I shall call upon the Elemental forces, ask their favour, beg a boon. What say you great angel Gabriel? Will you allow me safe passage to a place where sweet winds blow and the murmur and thunder of waves enact ancient dramas?
‘Soon, come soon’ the thunder of waves cries.