Of course when I knew I was going to have a week of work, the image of sand, sun and the ocean imediatly came to my mind!
Today hubby and I finally went to the beach with a friend. I could feel my toes touching the water and the heat from the sun on my skin… Until we got there and a huge group of clouds decided to show up. Bummer…to say the least.
I’ve been waiting some time to go to the beach and when I finally do it was cloudy…and cold…and breeze… BUT, I still had a great time. We talked, we catched some Pokemon and I took some nice photos!
I took all of these with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and then developed them using Lightroom! I don’t really like to take my camera to the beach if I know I’m going to be there for a while and I might not pay much attention to taking care of it. So today, I decided to use my phone! You can take great pictures with any camera, the important thing is to have a curious eye and pay attetiong to details :).
One of the things I like the most about Barcelona is its life. The simple possibility of being at work at 17.00h and thirty minutes later, being at the beach sunbathing, is loveable.
I was talking about it just yesterday to a friend. It’s like living two different lives: one minute you are all dressed up in front of your laptop at work, and the next, you are drinking sangria in your bathing suit breathing sea air.
I love that. It’s a precious way to get away from routine.
I took the photo above with my Polaroid and now I keep it next to my laptop at work! But not in a sad kind of way of “why I’m I trapped here when I could be laying on the beach instead of looking to a photo of the beach” kind of way.
I have it here in an inspirational way. A reminder of the things that I love that bring me peace and calm.
Because everything we do today, will be the memory of tomorrow.
Vivid natural beauty
This is my contribution for this Weely Photo Challenge.
And I’m just going to let the photo speak for itself.
Not too long ago I read somewhere (on one of the many things I read everyday on the Internet) that those who migrate to new countries, to new lives, are in a constant state of grief. Mourning for the people and things they left behind in their country of origin. For their previous life.
A part of me agreed with that.
I started wondering how big that part was. But then, a few days later we went to the beach.
And I found my answer there. Bathing under the foggy light of the noon, with the salpeter smudging my hair and my face I knew that If I hadn’t leave, I wouldn’t be there. I wouldn’t know the people sitting there with me. These photos wouldn’t be here. And this blog probably woulnd’t exist.
Change is not easy. Even sometimes when it’s for the better I have trouble seeing it. It keeps me awake at night and makes a knot in my stomach. But then, time does its job. This day at the beach (my White Beach) was great. It made me see things differently. And I think, somehow, the peace I was feeling comes throug these images…
I hope you have as many White Days as you need.
“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.” – Author Unknown
I read this last week when I was browsing Instagram and it clicked with me. When I read it, it was like if the person who wrote it climbed into my head, stole my thoughts and put them on paper in a way I couldn’t.
I think about a life like that every day. That is what I want and one of my ways to get it is through my photos. So I should do more of that!
It’s been kind of hectic lately so I’ve been away from my blog. But I’m very happy I found myself to write a little bit today again and share this awesome quote with all of you.
Hope you have an amazing week!
Everything you do, wherever you go, whoever you meet, you will always leave a print.
What print are you leaving right now?