to die for

There are moments when I feel blessed beyond. Moments that infuse me with joy, serenity, and warmth that all flow through my heart and my soul. One of such moments or better yet a string of mesmerizing moments is taking place right now!

I’m lounging on a terrace that is overlooking the tiny bay that snakes around Istrian town Umag. Summer heat doesn’t bother me for I am continuously bathed by tiny sea droplets that are carried by a perfect sea breeze. With each breath I take my nose is spoiled by an intoxicating mixture of lavender and rosemary scent that freely float in the air.

My skin is coated with slivers of sea salt that have remained after my early morning swimming and diving in the middle of emerald sea. (Confession time: I love the scent and traces of sea on my skin. In fact I love it so much that I leave it on till late night…)

My brave little doggie is spread on all four next to me. Her head is up, her nostrils continuously moving as she is taking in the whole surrounding with a gusto that is not easy to be matched.

Cat Empire plays in the background and its sound beautifully fuses with the sounds of seagulls, crashing waves, and an occasional fishing boat that makes its way across the bay.

I am holding an espresso cup with freshly pulled Illy espresso over two cubes of ice. My fingers smell of crushed mint leaves and lime juice that I moments ago infused a pitcher of cool water with.

A sip of espresso and everything seems to stop for the moment feels beyond perfect and I am taking it all in as if it’s my last day on earth.

It just may be. And if it turns out it is I am content for I experienced joy, I experienced bliss, I experienced life fully lived.

4 thoughts on “to die for

  1. Moments like that truly should be savored as if they’re the last. The simple things in life make life what it is, and we can be content with that. Beautifully written!

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    1. I couldn’t agree more. If there is an upside to how things were in the past year and a half it is for sure a lesson to all that things and moments like these should not be taken for granted. They should be cherish and lived whenever they come our way. Thank you for your kind words, dear Lucy. ❤️

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  2. So many times are we designed by what is, to ignore the little things and cherish the things that make this world what it is. But, for the purpose of self, it is the indulgence of the inner you, the masturbation of self instead of the loveless marriage that we are all locked into because of those that tell us theirs is better than the others. Bliss is something only we can find within the maze that is self. I can see, taste and smell each word.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more, brother. It is so easy to forget or not even realize that bliss is to be discovered within and not outside that is perpetually projected on you by those that surround you. I don’t blame them for doing it for they most probably don’t know that they are doing it. I do blame myself though for each moment that I surrender(ed) to those projections. It is in the darkness that lives within that I create my own light when I feel like being illuminated. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. It means a lot when it comes from someone as unique and awesome as you are.


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