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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Simply a Moment (17th March 2013)



I’m walking down the pier at Folkestone with Penny, towards the lighthouse. The sky is very grey, but it the light is quite glary. It is not too cold, but the wind is whipping round my face, making my hair stick to my lipstick. It then thrashes my hair onto my glasses, leaving thin streaks of lipstick across them interfering with my view. Penny is talking to me, telling me all about her previous adventure here with some of her uni friends. I am listening to her, but at the same time I am thinking about Ben as he is taking part in the Reading Half Marathon at this very moment. Is it dry in Reading, like here in Folkestone, or is it pouring with rain as was the forecast? Penny points out the railway track and back towards the derelict station – ‘Dad would really like to come down here and see all of this, wouldn’t he?’ she asks. We both know that, yes, he would. The seagulls wheel overhead, screaming into the wind. The sea is incredibly grey and the waves crash onto the pebble beach. We reach the end of the pier and turn to make our return journey.

This "Simply a Moment" is inspired by Alexa of Trimming the Sails. There are other March moments here.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

What a lovely moment to record. The sky is gray here today, too, but it's warm & spring has pretty much arrived.

Beverly said...

I felt as I was walking with you, our arms entwined. Hope Ben had a great run. The Chosen One did a half this morning and was disappointed in his performance. I am quite sure today was the first and last time he consumed Gatorade during the race, it didn't agree with him at all :(

Maria Ontiveros said...

I like how you are in your head and outside at the same time.
Great moment.
Rinda

alexa said...

So very atmospheric - you write with great vividness! I am sure I am not the only one who feels they are on that pier too ... Having been to Folkestone on a February day, I can remember the power of the sea. Hoping that all went well with Ben. And thank-you so much for linking up today :).

Alison said...

So descriptive Becky...I HATE the wind!...hope Ben got on OK..looking forward to meeting you on Sunday!
Alison xx

Gail said...

You were so descriptive Becky that I felt I was right there with you. I hope Ben had a good run and it wasn't raining.

Liz said...

What a lovely moment. You described it so well I could feel the cold and the wind. Hope the marathon went well.

Louise said...

a lovely moment to have shared. Your moment actually made me shiver.

Sharon Murray said...

Oh I felt like I was right beside the sea with the cold wind blowing all the cobwebs away! Great moment and hope the run went well :)

Miriam said...

A really lovely moment, I love how you describe being there and yet in Reading with Ben. I hope he did well.

Missus Wookie said...

Nice pairing of words and photo - I too liked the inside your head and outside pairing. Hope Ben did alright and it wasn't too wet.

Used to love walking along the beach in winter - the sea is so powerful.

Jennifer Grace said...

This is very captivating, I like the detail of your hair sticking to your lipstick!

I've just re-drawn an old give-away, and you may have won a little something - see here: http://jennifersjumbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/lucky-charm-layouts-giveaway-winners.html

Denise said...

I felt like i was with you too - looking forward to meeting you Sunda xxx

Jennie said...

So descriptive - and love the detail of your hair sticking to your lipstick - mine always does that in the wind! Hope all went well with race. Thanks for sharing. J x