When I see the sunlight outside, I remember the sunny summer long days, and I miss the sea and the sailing.

But sailing on the infinite surface of the sea equals absolute freedom.  

Sailing is about the sea and Sun…

Morning at sailing, in the Sun’s warm light, the sea seems to wear its most majestic outfit. Each water molecule shines like a gem. The ocean looks like an endless carpet of crystals leaning in a slow rhythm under the spark of the Sun and welcoming the boats to flow to freedom. The water is caressing with love and kindness the slippy skin of the joyful dolphin’s families… Underwater, sun flakes create a light net, playing on the bottom of the sea. The animals and plants living in the depths look crisp and radiant.

Morning at sailing, the freedom is at home! This perfect equilibrium induces calm, inviting its guests to reverie. This is the way nature welcomes every newly awakened sense of you! Good morning!

“Sailing” is about the wind and the sea…

When the wind starts to blow, the sea begins to behave strangely. The wind gently touches the water’s surface. This starts to stir under its touch. The slow stirring changes fast to leaning, transforming its rhythm to tango, a tango whose music is played by the sky angelic’s orchestra, unseen to the mortal’s eyes but heard by the wind and the sea. The waves appearing out of nowhere, grow more significant and more prominent in a peace that increases with each pick, trying to embrace the wind. The wind blows more challenging in the attempt to grab with force the waves—nothing in between matters. The sea is hiding beneath each floating boat. The wind tries to clear its way to the waters, forcefully removing anything in its path. In an insane hide-and-seek game, with big and ample moves, to the left and right, below and above, you sail in a rhythm that cuts your breath.

Between the wind and sea, the idyll blossoms. They combine their force and energy to become one. And make a simple traveler, the protagonist, and the spectator of this unique representation of nature. After some rounds, when they get tired, the show goes off. They steal each other a kiss on the crest of the waves and come back to stillness, hiding behind the land frames grown from the sea so that they can forget one another for a while.

Sailing on the wind is adventurous and passionate. It encourages one another to keep up with the sea. The world is moving on the crest of the wave, and you need to hold on well!

Or perhaps sailing is just about Sun!

When one sails at sunset, one can witness the most majestic ceremony in the world. Sun prepares to retire after a long and tiring day…. The sky around reduces the intensity of light and changes its color to orange. Then, grander and more splendor, the Sun covers the water’s shiny surface with a golden cape. He is bowing then elegantly, kissing the Earth and saying to everyone: „See you tomorrow!”

Living these miracles, one can find the secret of happiness. Energy in the body becomes fluid. Thoughts stop, sinking in stillness and quietness to admire the nature show. Relaxation finds its way into each body cell, ls and life get a different meaning. You become connected to you, to every part of you!

Until we sail again, stay safe!

©Copyright Mihaela Stancu, 2015.