Turimetta Beach Narrabeen Sydney NSW Australia, Photo by Pavel Sigarteu
On the empty beach that open wide in front of my eyes, the sand lay there smoothly. The sun started to appear on the horizon, it looks like it just woke from a deep sleep under the sea. I closed my eyes and opened all my senses to my surroundings. My feet stood on the border between the wet sand and the water that tickling my skin. I didn’t want to move even an inch, I wanted to be in that situation a little while longer.
Something smooth hit my feet and cause me to open my eyes. There was a beautiful shell stuck between my two feet. I bended toward it and I held the shell. It was not an ordinary shell at all, it was white with smooth surface that make it became so irresistible to be touched with artistic carving over the edge of the shell. It was pretty big and it surprised me when it opened its mouth and suddenly out of nowhere appeared 2 fairies dancing with thing like pixie dust swarming around it as if it was dancing with the fairies too. At first I thought it was real, but then my vision ruined it all. I realize it was something that looked like a hologram. It was a magical music shell, at least that’s what I think it is, cause there were music came out of it. Oddly, I didn’t flinch at all. I wasn’t in shocked, I acted as if it happened in my everyday life. Yet my surroundings felt warmer, giving me a pleasant feeling, it was so good, it was actually scared me because I was afraid the feeling will slips anytime. The birds tweet louder and made some kind of beautiful sound and with the sound of the wave they made some beautiful melody. Everything made me very calm, even my vision turned smoother. Then came a soothing sound that crawl into my ear. Someone was singing, I shudder a bit because of the beautiful voice. I seek for the voice, it came from the rock that stand firmly not far from where I stood. There was a beautiful woman with her long golden hair fall loosely on her back. She was the source of the singing voice. She was sitting on the rock. I came closer to make a good look to the woman and when I came close enough, I saw her ‘suppose’ to be feet weren’t feet at all because she’s actually a mermaid. I didn’t know what’s wrong with me, I knew it was weird, but I acted differently, out of my control I raised my hand and waved at her like we had been friends ever since. She waved back. Her smile gave me comfort, she said something to me, but my brain couldn’t interpret it. So I just stood there unmoved, she seemed understand and living me lost in my mind. She started to sing again. It was weird we didn’t talk, but it was not awkward at all. I enjoy every second, my hands still clutching the music shell. Dolphin came into view, they were swimming in the sea and jumped to the surface as if they welcomed me there.
I let myself in to the water, I walked slowly. The water was warm. It was dragging me closer into the middle and when my head was actually under the water, I could see clearly without bothering my eyes and I simply breath, the air that got into my nose felt really thick, even though it was odd, but then again I didn’t make a big deal out of it. I walked deeper and deeper and when I felt far enough from the shore I saw underwater castle like in the “Little Mermaid” movie. Around the castle there were mermaids swimming, busy with their activities. Suddenly the music shell felt moving under my hand and startled me. I took a look at the shell and it opened, but this time I didn’t see any fairies, all I saw was a light that pulling me into the shell, I was shrinking. I closed my eyes for a long time. When I was sure that I already settle, I opened my eyes and found myself sitting in my car filled with music that played from my favorite cd. Then, came something throbbing from my stomach all the way through my throat that giving me an agonizing feeling, out of my conscious, my nose clogged and my face swollen and wet with my tears. I lost it, I lost something important but I didn’t know what, I didn’t remember anything, all I know I only felt like crap…