Straight off the page.

I’m currently reading “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini (late to the party, I know) and I all I can say is- I can’t believe I haven’t done so earlier. I’m only half way so far but I absolutely love it.
   A friend recommended it to me a year ago or so and I found a copy at the thrift store, but for some reason I didn’t actually get to reading it until now. I think the very cringe-worthy cover of this particular edition put me off, but now I’ve learned not to judge a book by it’s cover. Literally.
   Anyway. Me and Eragon here had breakfast together the other day and this one particular paragraph about the sea was so good I completely forgot about my food and just went ahead and started chewing these beautiful words instead.
    I can’t quite explain why, but I’ve always felt a deep connection to the ocean. There’s just something about its great vastness and power that never fails to speak to me. So peaceful, yet wild and unpredictable. Full of life, yet all wide open space. Rich and full of mystery, yet not worried about putting it all on display. The treasures it hides are strictly reserved for the ones that dare to venture beneath the surface. I guess Her and me are a bit alike that way.
   It’s a constant I can count on. It is forever moving and evolving, just as I, and yet it always stays the same. It’s always there. Wave after wave, day after day. Over the years it’s for me come to symbolize many different things and I’m almost certain my perspective of it will continue to change, but I doubt I’ll ever cease to be amazed by it.

    Sometimes you just need to carefully mull things over until you’re sure you’ve tasted every last bit of flavour of the thing. We’re in such a rush sometimes that we tend to miss most of the intricate, seemingly insignificant details that make this life so sweet.
   I want to share this little paragraph with you, in hopes that you also are reminded to slow down and savour the little sensations and experiences. And that, if you haven’t read “Eragon”, you might be inspired to. Enjoy!

A Song For The Road

The next day while they were riding, Eragon asked Brom, “What is the sea like?”
“You must have heard it described before”, said Brom.
“Yes, but what is it really like?”
Brom’s eyes grew hazy, as if he looked upon some hidden scene.”The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”


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