In the Harry Potter world, there’s not really a charm for creating silence. There’s a silencing charm, but it only makes the recipient temporarily mute. And that’s not the true kind of silence I want to talk about.
There’s nothing I like more than stumbling upon a blog that manifests everything that I care about and love. There are so many inspiring ocean and ocean living and surf blogs, bloggers, and brands out there, I thought I’d gather together some of my favourites.
There’s nothing better than curling up with a beach/summer/surf story that just instantly transports you to long sunny days, sandy beaches, and every lasting summer holidays. Here are five of my favourite Young Adult authors who write about the beach and summer.
It’s one of those magical mornings,
The interwar years and WWII have always fascinated me. I’ve always loved reading books set in this period, and my first ever “novel” when I was thirteen was a WWII story (I never finished it).
With reluctance I wash the sea air
The sky begins to pale
over the black landscape
that is hidden from my eye.
The train rumbling through the countryside
doesn’t give it a second thought
and the passengers are silent
eyes closed or staring at screens.
In the passing towns, lights twinkle
and the shapes of roofs are visible.
Deserted stations lie, frost
on the platforms, doors slide open
to admit the lone traveller.
The sun rises somewhere in the distance
unseen from the train.
It’s a long climb up the hill to the spot and he wonders, yet again, why they bother. It’s windy and exposed, and there’s no chance in hell that they’re going to be able to get a fire going. And yet, here they are, once again, same as they are every year, climbing up this wretched hill in the dark to celebrate something and he’s not even sure why anymore.
It’s hard to believe that it’s time to go
that this time tomorrow it will all
feel like a dream
that I can’t quite remember.
Now, this reality seems more
than anything else – the rest of the world
doesn’t quite exist
out the corner of my eye.
For me, the river, the boats
the narrow streets and the dreamers charm
seem more real
than anything else in this world –
and elsewhere might as well
not quite exist anymore.
I’m delighted to be able to welcome my third Fearless interviewee to the blog – Julia Albain. Julia is a writer, member of Starkid, and all round inspiring lady, who has written honestly and openly about her struggles and creative life. She is currently running a Patreon for her upcoming travels to Guatemala and new book that she will be writing on her way.