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For as long as I can live

For as long as I can live

Expressing gratitude and joy, during summer days on the coastline of Portugal.

For as long as I can live, I wish to stand up for a moment, just to feel the comforting morning sun warm up my back.
For as long as I can live, I wish to feel, underneath my feet, the thick tickling sand while I head down to an almost empty beach.
For as long as I can live, I wish to sit there quietly and observe the millions of blue shades the ocean and the sky wear out for us each day.

For as long as I can live, I wish to embrace the damp and cold hugs of the foggy skies, coming suddenly over the cliffs to bring maybe a stopping moment to time.
For as long as I can live, I wish to find a sense of quiet within, while the powerful Northern winds blow strongly all around me, reminding me of how small we really are.
For as long as I can live, I wish to feel the salty water burn my eyes when I’m paddling out with a strong breeze, for it means that maybe today I’ll catch a wave.
For as long as I can live, I wish to feel, underneath my bare feet, the slippery reef when I’m about to lose balance walking back to the shore, for it means I was lucky to spend time in the Sea.

For as long as I can live, I wish to see the birds play hide and seek within the heights of the cliffs.
For as long as I can live, I wish to smell the mix of pine and eucalyptus trees while getting lost in the fields.
For as long as I can live, I wish to hear the branches whistle and the leaves sing to the wind, all in an unexplainable yet peaceful harmony.

For as long as I can live, I wish to feel the sharpness of the sudden cold when dusk falls, as it reminds me of the eternal wilderness of this place.
And for as long as I can live, I wish to look out for the moon at night while it shines brightly, as a reminder of the other life that lies within us.

For as long as I can live, I wish to express joy when surfing a wave with the people I get to spend a moment of my life with, acknowledging how much the present moment matters.
For as long as I can live, I wish to welcome the ones who are just discovering this magical place, for they also may be on an inner journey towards their own self.
For as long as I can live, I wish to learn from those who decided to share their wonderful gift to the world, here, now.

For as long as I can live, I wish to laugh, connect and exchange with the people who also fell in love with these surroundings and called it Home.
For as long as I can live, I wish to care for others the same way I appreciate how others care about me.

All of this because, at a certain point in my life, I walked away from this place. Yet it never stopped calling me back. I am here, now, my heart is full of happiness, and it tells me, simply, that it has come home. That I have come Home.

All of this, and I have tears of joy while writing these words. Because for as long as I can breathe, I wish to be present, I wish to love, simply, grateful for all the magic that comes into my life.

Thank you for reading.

Lucie


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  1. Teresa

    15 August

    OMG Lucie, I’m in tears, and without words.
    Beautiful is not enough to describe your feelings. Thanks for loving so much this land. ❤️❤️❤️
    You will be in my heart Forever.

    • lucie

      15 August

      Oh thank you! It feels so amazing to be back here, the landscapes, the weather and the amazing people. You also have a big place in my heart! 💙

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