Torre DeRoche

Love With a Chance of Drowning

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'And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.'
Kahlil Gibran
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I love to visualise worst-case scenarios; it's brain food for the paranoid.
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All those hours of bored fingers fiddling with a length of rope come in handy.
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Everything slips into black when there's no moon, but stars decorate the sky like glitter sprinkled by an excited child. Sometimes the child's hand slips and glitter is spilled in the ocean, creating phosphorescence – bursts of light from hundreds of tiny bioluminescent organisms that flash when the water is disturbed.
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Throughout the road trip, I found myself at peace with nature, in love with its solitude and changing beauty.
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The sun illuminates the water all the way to the bottom, and I'm watching a small spotted eagle ray gliding just above the sea floor, its elegant black-and-white wings flapping like those of a bird.
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A full moon illuminates everything under its neon glow so that, even at night, our anchor is visible on the sea floor twenty feet below.
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Our awkward farewells are laced with the knowledge that we might not ever see each other again because that's just how things go in the vagabond world.
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It's as though, at any given time, there are alternate universes taking place. We just have to decide which reality we want for ourselves.'
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I know I should get my brave face on and check on her myself, but I'm terrified on nights like this, when the moon is blocked and the wind is howling and there is nothing but blackness out there. I'm certain I'll be swept overboard like a flying piece of office paper, propelled into the black void, never to be seen again.
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Beneath the waves, I enter a turquoise world. Sunlight shatters into fragments that flicker across skin, sand and sea life. All around, I hear crunching sounds from busy creatures nibbling at coral and sand for a feed.
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I pin myself on the bottom and then relax, allowing the natural buoyancy of my body to slowly drift me to the surface.
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I will not let a sky full of stars and galaxies, of moonlight illuminating the water's surface, dislodge my mood.
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A dense population of palms ashore reflect off the glassy water and the entire cove glows emerald green.
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I stop to stare and marvel at the island of Hiva Oa, to smell the island's perfume of dewy rain on newly opened flower buds, to watch palms dance with the sultry breeze, swishing their fronds, flaunting their coconuts.
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I whistle a merry tune, feeling more awake than I've felt for a long time.
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Days have become indistinguishable from one to the next and nights also resemble each other identically. Time fades in and out but seems to lack forward momentum and the days of the week have become a meaningless concept.
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This is it – the mountaintop perspective, the big 'O' of my first adrenaline climax, and it feels amazing. I grin until my cheeks ache.
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The ocean is his soul mate and he adores her wild, untamed beauty, her dangerous edge and the fact he has her all to himself for miles.
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Whatever he's writing, it must be happy because he pauses to stare out to the horizon with the contented face of a breeze-sniffing dog.
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