My birthday weekend getaway to Hamptons.
October has always been for me the most beautiful time of the year and it was a great time to visit Hamptons with my husband. The weather was crisp, making me want to keep my hands in the pocket while we slowly walked the empty streets, breathing it all in. Then we sat in the warm café with a cup of coffee, having a quite conversation and reflecting on this year and remembering funny moments with our kids, it’s funny how you remember them when they are not around. Once we walked some more and took a few pictures here and there, we bumped into the book store and I couldn’t help not to walk in. I admired its owners attention to detail and their big pride, that in this electronic age they still have the actual book store. There’s nothing like holding a real book in your hands, sitting on the window bench, losing yourself in the story. As I browsed through some books, I wondered what it takes for someone to write a book, knowing that it could impact the life of some reader.
Later that day we biked around island without a map, letting the road lead us to wherever, taking some breaks to sit on the bench.
We then had a dinner by the fireplace at Baron’s Cove, a small boutique hotel on the water, where we stayed for a night.
When I woke up on my birthday I felt a new energy coming through me and I knew it will be a great day. It was gloomy in the morning, but when we came to the beach it felt that the sun came out just for me, reflecting so beautifully on the water. And those low fluffy white and grey clouds were adding character to my pictures. I walked in the ocean with my bare feet, feeling like a child, and then sat on the sand into mediation, feeling like a thousand year old lady with so much wisdom that I was now able to tap into.
Then as I was walking the empty beach enjoying the company of my husband, he said “stop”, as a huge Rottweiler was running towards me (he knows I am afraid of big dogs, being bitten while I was a child). For a second I felt that deep fear surfacing from my subconsciousness and then I heard a voice inside my head “you are not afraid of it anymore, there’s nothing to be afraid”. As the dog approached us it leaned on the ground, waging its tale and leaking my feet. And I felt love. (Facing my fears deserves a separate post, or chapter, or whole book to be written)
Our hotel also provided us with a wine tasting to Wolffer Estate winery. The place reminded me of wineries in Tuscany. The beautiful villa in terracotta colors offered its visitors great selection of wines and views of the wine fields. There were surprisingly many people but it was so quite. I think everyone were in awe. Young couples on the date, obviously happy with their choice of each other, as well as older couples who you could see appreciated each other’s company and projected certain warmth towards each other for staying together for so long.
We sat there for hours. This is the type of place where you can sit in silence with your loved one and feel like you had the best conversation. I felt so much gratitude towards my husband for his love and being by my side, just sitting there, dreaming and feeling that everything is possible. And I told him that once we get home I am going to write a letter to my younger self, telling her not to worry about anything, that one day I will see a bigger picture and I’ll be able to receive everything that life has to offer…
To be continued…