Summer in Algiers

Summer in Algiers
Finally one morning we drop anchor in a bay filled with a strange silence, 

...and beaconed with fixed sails.

​All we can see are a few birds quarrelling in the sky over scraps of reeds. 

We swim ashore to an empty beach, 

..we spend all day swimming and drying ourselves in the sand.

When evening comes under a sky that turns green,

...and fades into the distance, 

..the sea so calm already, becomes still more peaceful.

​The waves grow short,

...and blow a vaporous foam on to the lukewarm shore.

​The sea birds have disappeared.

All that is left is a space, lying open to a motionless voyage.



This is an excerpt taken from a book, "THE SEA CLOSE BY."

by Albert Camus.

One of the short stories in his book is called "SUMMER IN ALGIERS."

I think maybe the summers in Algiers could be similar to the summers in Australia. 


I simply loved this short book. It is profound and I read it often and each time it changes and challenges my heart a little more.  It is so philosophical, obscure and mystifying, and the descriptive words bring to mind hazy, lazy, windswept isolated oceans and warming summer breezes. 

We have often swum or surfed all day long and returned home in the evening with sunburnt limbs and happy hearts.

What is is that makes your heart happy?


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