Friday is here again. And so soon.
I want to drink in every moment of sunshine and warmth that the season has to offer, but time just seems to go by so fast. I always expect to get more done than I actually do. And there is still an empty spot somewhere in my heart that is longing for something new. Or maybe somewhere new. I'm not sure.
When I found the photo above, I stopped dead in my tracks and took a deep breath. It was like a spell was cast on me. I completely lost myself in it. I could feel the warm air on my skin. I could taste the salty water on my lips. I could imagine swimming in those waters until dark. And then I saw that the photo was taken in the Maldives and something occurred to me. I have run across many photos of the Maldives in my online travels, and they always stop me in my tracks. I know this may sound crazy, but I think that I have dreamed about this place in the past. It's like my heart is tethered to this place somehow. Or maybe somewhere very much like it. You may think that I am completely full of shit, but I actually have a written record of one of my dreams from years ago that perfectly matches up with an image I came across the other day.
I may never get to see the places of my dreams in real life, but I am grateful to be able to travel there in my mind through the beautiful photos and accounts of travels that are shared on the internet.
If I go missing, just know that I am swimming in the waters of the Maldives. At least in my mind.
Happy weekend, all. I hope it is as fantastic as your daydreams.
*photo from sunsurfer.tumblr.com