As I sit on this beach, at the shore of a sea which has taken us Portuguese, to discover distant lands, I can’t help thinking about lost friends and where I’m heading. What does the future hold, on which shores will I be sitting next.
This sea has magical properties, its salt cures everything, even your soul. The iodine in the algae makes you feel restored and provides a flow of positive feelings throughout your body.
Sometimes you feel like letting yourself be gently taken by the waves, curious where that will lead you. A sensation of freedom and discovery.
I admire the surfers. The way they seek that perfect wave, the ride of a lifetime. The ultimate form of letting go. At times patiently waiting for it, hoping they can catch a ride. No fear. Just them and the sea.
I could never do that but for me the sea provides a similar quest. It frees my thoughts from all the obstacles and chains that try to limit and tie them down. As if looking for the perfect wave, I look for the ultimate inspiration. The one that will free my mind, make me feel myself again and will allow me to express myself truthfully, without boundaries.
In a time when Europe is once more building fences and the sea is used as the ultimate escape, it is important to feel this spiritual freedom where fences have no place and will only hold you back.
Time and time again you can look at the same sea but it will never be the same. Different times of day, different climates will give you different colors, different moods.
That is what I love about my country, Portugal. In particular the coastline of Cascais, where you can walk along the seashore, breathe the sea air and enjoy the beautiful and dramatic landscape.
You can also venture into the sea and let yourself be taken by the tide and the winds.
But really don’t take my word for it, come, breathe, experience for yourself. Still under the spell of the sea wanderlust and as I say goodbye once more, I’m taking with me another special sunset …