Waves crash against a sheer rock face, which a few yards up turns into a steeply sloped ridge. A young woman follows a path just below the apex of the ridgeline, her white blouse and long black skirt rippling in waves of their own. Far from being frightened by the violence below her, she seems invigorated by its energy.
She pauses in her walk and turns to face the sea, closing her eyes and raising her chin slightly to allow the salt scent blowing inland to fill her nostrils. No thoughts intrude on this moment, only an abiding sense of deep harmony. She raises a hand and frees her dark brown hair to flow in the gusting wind.
The wind caresses her like a lover and she feels a kind of ecstasy as it flows over and around her, each gust a fresh embrace. Time becomes suspended in the moment, she knows not how long, until finally as the wind fades, time stutters forward and renews its flow. She gathers and re-fastens her hair, smooths her clothes, and continues along the path toward her destination; the afterglow of a smile lingering on her lips.
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This was inspired by “Widescreen” from the album “The Violin Player” by Vanessa Mae. It is available on YouTube, and runs about four minutes depending on the poster.