Saturday, February 5, 2011
As I write these words, somewhere in the world breezes are gently rustling through the leaves of palm trees that stand tall in fine white sand. The scent of salt air penetrates lungs as crystal blue water laps against the shore in a soothing rhythmic pattern.
It's impossible to resist moving into the ocean. Ankle deep, wet sand crumbles and dissolves underfoot. A small wave pushes past pillars formed by two legs, and then retreats back into the vast deep mystery of a tropical sea. Eyes closed, everything melts away except the cry of gulls, the whoosh of water, and the warmth of sunlight touching bare skin.
Do you feel more relaxed? I do.
This isn't day-dreaming, it's mind travel...and exceptionally economical. You can go where you want, when you want, without the expense of gasoline, tickets, credit card, or passport. Today I might even let Indy and Bogey go along with me. I'll watch them run free, exploring the scents of the beach to their heart's content.
Consider taking a mini-vacation of the mind. Where would you visit?