Thursday, May 05, 2005
Days of Sunshine and Mermaids Tales
Childhood days are the sweetest days of our lives to many of us. Those days have gone, but we still remember them with happiness blended with sadness sometimes. This is my own remembrance.
The most beautiful thing I remember about growing up is visiting the beach with my whole family. At that time we used to go to the beach every summer and we stayed there for two weeks. I always had a great time. In the day time I used to get up early to watch the golden ball as it rose from the sea. I thought it had slept the whole night within the sea's depths. My grandmother always told the children that we were like sunflowers because we were hungry to the sun's warmth and we were happy about its light which made us feel secure to play, swim and to build sand castles. This hobby was an attraction to many children, and the funny thing was when our castle was completed the sea's waves got jealous and came to us and took the sands again and dismantled everything. But we were so happy and we never gave up.
At night time, the calm, warm family feelings and the dark blue sky with stars and moon made our sitting around the fire after a delicious dinner unforgettable moments for me. The lovely tales of my grandmother were so interesting. One night she told us how she met a gorgeous mermaid and how she took her on a magic journey very deep inside the sea till they reached the villages of mermaids, with big castles made from gold and jewelry. My grandmother told us the place was heaven and one day we would all be there.