Tuesday, 15 November 2011

You Call Me the Mountain and I Call You the Sea





I always claim that I am not a beach girl. In part, that is true; I dislike the sand, well more accurately, the sand getting everywhere. At the same time however, there is something incredibly calming about beaches especially when they are not that crowded or the day isn't that hot and humid. In preparation for my morning at the beach with my friend, I slathered on an excessive amount of sunscreen, waiting for the first layer to dry before layering another on top. I think by the time I was ready to leave the house I had already put on 4 layers of suncreen. With my quick Google-ing, I couldn't see anything wrong or hazardous to my health to put on too much sunscreen (I get plenty of Vitamin D as it is). Consequently I didn't get tanned or burnt at all despite lying down in the sun!






It was lovely spending the morning with my friend who I hadn't really spoken to in a while. Seeing the little nippers running around was a little nostalgic; the sense of age and maturity in comparison to the 5-6 year old children. It is comforting to realise that we are all human, and we all face the similar struggles and yet the way we deal and handle with such problems defines who we are as individuals. Fear is what prevents us from developing, growing spatially in time and space, and yet paradoxically, fear is also what keeps us safe.

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