(Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O )
She dipped her toes in the water to check the temperature. Today the water was warm, not as cold as the other nights. So inviting. So perfect. Ocean spread in front of her endlessly, her eyes gazing into infinity, catching nothing but darkness and with it moon- lit like the last flame after the candle has almost completely burned.
Waves, oh the waves. She heard them calling her name, in the far distance. Enchanting. Dancing. Welcoming.
She sat on the steep rock, her toes still dipped in the water.
Wind, oh the wind. She felt it embracing her. Seeping into her bones, sending chills down her spine. Hair at the nape of her neck deliciously stood at its touch. Enveloping her being.
But the moon, oh the moon. She looked up, was silent today. She was expecting it to beg and plead. But there it was, as quiet as the infinite space surrounding it. She’d be lying if she said it didn’t hurt her. Moon and her had a thing, or so she thought. Her heart fluttered, her stomach churned as she kept gazing at it, as if somehow it would break its silence. The water was now up to her knees.
“So we are doing this huh. I see. You are not going to say anything? After all this time. Nothing?
Well no problem…I have a lot to say tonight anyways. Or would you rather have me quiet and say nothing?”
The water rose upwards about an inch, from her knees to her thighs.
“Hmmm, so silence it is then.”
She laid back on the steep rock, looking up at the sky. Mapping out stars, in hopes soon there will be one of hers up there among constellations too- hopefully closer to the moon.
The water was soaking her back now, it was rising fast. She smiled, as bright as the moon itself. So heartily that for a moment stars dimmed their lights to let her shine. She knew. She just knew; The moon wanted her too. And that was the whole truth.
In that moment, peace came. A tear as heavy as the gravity itself fell down her face. Carrying more pain than salt in an ocean itself.
The tide came & took her away,
Orchestrated by the moon,
For it wanted her too.
And so that,