Monday, March 4, 2013

Powerful Moments...

As a child, I was entranced with the Cape of Good Hope, the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide. I would pore over maps, enticed by cartographic images of wind-blowing heads, sea monsters, and sailing ships. When this dream came true, I had turned 21 a day before, and was living and studying abroad in South Africa.  What a powerful feeling it was to outstretch my arms and feel the Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds.  And I too, at once wholly alive and present, felt bisected by both my past and my unfolding future.


Photo by Yotofuji Tanaki. Creative Commons

   

3 comments:

amber said...

meg you are a wonderful writer! when are you going to write a book?

Meg Allison said...

Maybe the year I take my sabbatical down South. You, oh poet, will visit me. Imagine sipping sweet firefly tea, dipping our toes in Foley Beach surf, laughing late into the Big-Dipper night.

Howie G said...

That is a great story i have had a few.experiences like that. Makes life amazing.