He stood there on his boat, looking out at the trail it was leaving, and he was at peace. At peace with himself, at peace with life, at peace with what he was. He was tired of the turmoil of the mundane. After all, doesn’t everyone?

But here he didn’t feel any of it. The pressures, the stress, the constant nagging in his heart, the constant worrying about what to do next. It all already seemed alien to him. The sea had always soothed him in a way even his own mother could not. This was absolute, pure bliss.  He didn’t care if he died at this very moment. He was content and happy and peaceful.

The melody of the waves, the smell of the sea, the mesmerizing shades of the sky, the playful breeze on his face, in his hair and down to his bone made him want to freeze the moment. And it had always been the same. All his life. The sea called out to him, played with him, lulled him to sleep, at times. Even when he lived away from her, for years at a time, she tugged at him and his heart. Until finally he had decided to leave everything and live close to her, where he belonged. As he stood there savouring every moment of happiness and forgetting everything that had ever bothered him, he knew one thing for sure:

He was Home.


This post has been written for picture it & write by ermilia

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 00:13:38

    I like it 🙂


  2. mistylayne
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 04:43:57

    Ahhhhh…lovely… 🙂


  3. carolynpageabc
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 06:15:33

    Wonderful writing…. 😉


  4. Gian Carlo ♥ the Daydreamer
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 09:04:56

    This is a wonderful writeup


  5. joetwo
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 18:39:37

    I’m liking it. Nice use of the image. 🙂


  6. Ermilia
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 05:12:32

    I love how you took a perspective that showed the calming effect of the sea. I know mine reflected the turmoil within my character but I really like how different yours was and how well executed. Great work, Shalvika! Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write! 🙂

    – Ermisenda


    • Shalvika P
      Jun 30, 2012 @ 09:34:44

      Thank you so much, Ermisenda. And that picture could have been interpreted either ways. After all, seas can have both effects right? Turmoil as well as peace.. 😀


  7. Eric Alagan
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 06:34:40

    The peace and comfort found in loving homes – a definite draw.


  8. island traveler
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 18:07:20

    Just love this one, ” As he stood there savouring every moment of happiness and forgetting everything that had ever bothered him, he knew one thing for sure:

    He was Home.” I think all of us wish that one day, we will be home. If not now then the future ahead. Just beautiful and moving. Thanks.


    • Shalvika P
      Jul 01, 2012 @ 18:46:05

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad you like it 😀
      And yes, the quest for “Home” is what we’re here for. And I think all our lives we’re just drifting towards it. Sometimes deliberately, sometime unknowingly.


  9. Higher and Deeper Idea
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 15:11:46

    this is very nice 🙂


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