Yesterday, as I was taking two guests for a resort tour I noticed a splash in the water just a few hundred meters away from us.
I saw something, I told the guests.
They looked at the direction I was looking at and before anyone was able to say anything, another splash. A dolphin. And two. And more. Jumping. Showing off.
The guests were amazed, and so was I, to see these dolphins at a time and place we least expected.
I thought, what a lucky day.
Around six in the afternoon, I went to the beach for my daily swim. It was quite windy. Three of our colleagues were playing with the wind, practicing their kite surfing skills.
And then I saw a rainbow. Did it rain? I asked myself. But regardless, it was a sight to behold. The sky, still at its bluest. White, puffy clouds here and there. A tint of orange from the setting sun. And a rainbow. What else could I ask for?
I thought, what a really lucky day. I saw dolphins. Then rainbow. And soon, I would be able to see the blood moon. I was overwhelmed with nature’s blessings, all in just one day.
At 7:29pm, I went to the beach. Camera ready. But no signs of the moon. Thick clouds covered the sky. I waited. But the clouds didn’t move a bit. I left the beach. A bit disheartened.
I went back to the beach again around 10pm. The moon, shining with all its glory. I wanted to take my camera again but I said, it’s not red anymore, what’s the point? My tone, disheartened.
But I looked at the moon once more, shining, beautiful with all its scars, brightening up the dark, cold, windy night.
I couldn’t have it all. But I couldn’t ask for more.