Tag Archives: tranquility
Stay with this image for a while. Hear the gentle lapping of the water at the sea’s edge. Feel it playing around your toes. Notice the glow of the late afternoon sun on the groynes – feel its warmth. Taste the salt on your lips. Sense the soothing rhythm of the calm, blue sea. Relax.
That was my holiday!
It is extraordinary how therapeutic a short time by the sea can be. The whirligig of everyday life is temporarily stilled. The vastness of the sea, the soothing ripple of the waves, the plaintive calling of the gulls, the awareness of unaccustomed space combine to induce personal reflection and meditation.
It is rare, on the Isles of Scilly, to meet someone who is visiting for the first time – and if you do, it is likely the ‘first timer’ will return again and again. The islands are a Designated Area of Natural Beauty and in an age of hustle and bustle their tranquility provides a magical release, a ‘massaging of the soul’. The picture below (together with several of my posts in recent weeks) explains something of the lure of the Isles.