Sometimes there is a chance to go somewhere you’ve never been before – and if you don’t go, you will never know what joys wait there. A few days ago I had a chance to go to a place I thought would be familiar – I was certain I knew of the place our family was taking us. I doubted there would be any surprises. In fact, in my heart I questioned the choices made but when we arrived I knew I had been wrong to wonder. Lunch together with family in a little, out-of-the-way place brought such delight to my heart. While the food was delicious, that was not what had meaning. Being in this place that was special to family – and just being together again – touched my heart in ways I didn’t expect. Good conversation, sharing memories, catching up and laughter – always laughter when we are together – so dear to my heart! Outside the window, scenes I longed to see and photos I longed to take! Soon our meal together was finished and it wasn’t long before we stood in that place just outside the window. Oh, but I didn’t stand there long – my camera and I had work to do. We wanted to capture what we saw and share it with you. Could this be the fisherman who caught the fresh fish for my sweetheart’s lunch?
Just across the way a family let down nets to capture bait fish for another time.
As we passed the quaint little cafe where we had enjoyed lunch together, suddenly my sweetheart had to fight off pirates. Fierce pirates!
After he convinced them that he just wanted to be friendly they decided to let him go.
Just across the way another pirate friend briefly stopped climbing the rigging to share a moment with my sweetheart. I think he may have tried to recruit my sweetheart to life on the sea. I’m happy to say that my sweetheart returned home with me!
Someday I want to return to this little place by the sea – perhaps I will return again with the dear family who introduced to me a corner of my world I will never forget. Or, maybe my sweetheart and I shall return for a quiet meal and a place to share special memories together. And another visit with the pirates!