To sit and dream or just to sit

DSCN0457I went up to the wee town today to do some shopping. I fancied sardines on toast for tea, and since my husband comes home late and usually has a light supper I decided to indulge my fancy.

I went around the Coop twice but it was only when I’d given up looking and was searching for something else that I found the little tins on the end of the aisle. One day i’ll go and talk to one of the fishermen in the wee harbour here at Pettycur. maybe of them smokes his own fish in his hut. I’d love to buy fish fresh from him, although I know there’s a fresh fish shop in Burntisland too, three minutes along the coast in a car.

I dropped in to see a lady I’ve got to know here and we put the world to rights and I just reached the steps down the cliff to Pettycur as the sun was going down, revealing a gorgeous sunset over the sandy bay.

Having retrieved my washing, now dry from blowing in the sunshine, and put away my shopping, I sat down to my supper but instead of reaching for the remote I sat by the window. There I watched the sky change by the second from deep orange to a pale salmon as the sun disappeared, meanwhile the sea, at first bluey grey became marbled black, with just ripples of waves lapping on the shore. Finally the sea blended into the dark rocks and distant cliffs and the lights of evening twinkled on the horizon.

Time can disappear here like the sinking sun. Seconds become minutes and within minutes an hour has passed by. I feel at peace, no longer wondering why I’ve been blessed with this experience, just living the moment.

ps I asked the man at the harbour but he only sells crabs. I wish my mum was here. She would show me what to do with one.

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About Diana Jackson

Author of 'The Healing Paths of Fife', Historical Romantic fiction ~ The Riduna Series set in 19th and early 20th Century a murder mystery ~ 'Murder, Now and Then' and two memoir. What links my books ~ history! Website:www.dianamaryjackson.co.uk Blog:www.dianamj.wordpress.com Riduna on Twitter and on Facebook too!
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7 Responses to To sit and dream or just to sit

  1. Pat says:

    I love this, Diana. I can feel your peace and the serenity as you soaked in the moments and surroundings. Funny, how we can be in 2 different times and places and yet I feel like I’m right there with you. I’ve been doing something similar in going on walkabouts, tuning in and taking it all in. It’s lovely and you have such a gorgeous place to go. 🙂

    • I’m learning to follow my instinct where I can Pat. I don’t always get it right, but it has been such a gift to me, being in Kinghorn. A special place:-)

      • Pat says:

        Nice, I can pick up on that, Diana. Seems like the more we practice our gifts, the stronger the instinct. It looks beautiful there. 🙂

      • Over the past nine months I have tried to rely on instinct Pat…to listen to the inner voice. The beautiful location helps though. (sorry it took so long in replying. I’m back on line now 🙂

      • Pat says:

        Same with me, Diana, I have been trying to rely on my instincts and inner voice, too. It seems like you’re in the perfect setting to do just that. I’m happy for you. 🙂

        (PS — no problems in replying — I’ve been offline more myself, lately.)

  2. Cate Macabe says:

    Well said. I feel like I was there beside you watching the sun set.

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