Dolphins gliding gracefully through a calm sea, wild and unhurried. Only twenty metres off the coast moving in slow motion, occasionally taking a timely breath of fresh air.
It’s early morning, no other human soul is stirring, there is hardly any sound. I sit down on the sand and stare, enchanted. I am desperate for a better view, but my vision is blurred, so I clean my spectacles and suddenly I spot him.
The most beautiful creature I have ever seen rising up from the water. I feel a distinct shiver going through my spine, my heart beat decides on a moment of silence. Not sure where to look or whether to speak, I gather my thoughts.
His beautiful, agile body is now in full view, but he falls over, right in front of me. I can see the sadness in his eyes, as he realises he cannot come any closer. His tail prevents him from walking onto the beach to take me into his strong arms.
I decide that my close encounter with a merman was perhaps a little unrealistic. The obscure thoughts in my lively brain dissolve into thin air, taken away by the sea breeze.
The inspirational dolphins retreat into the vast blue, leaving me alone once more with yet another quirky secret thought.