Life in slow motion
Salsa af Stavsnas
Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Thu 7 Aug 2014 18:47
It is warm, it is nice, the water is absolutely clear. It is the people here that despite all the beauty have to fight to build their homes.
Lot of families live in tents next to their devastated houses. Buildings have been pushed away from their grounds, roofs are simply gone.
It is hard to describe the result of such a brute force. But as Im writing this blog I can hear loud songs and chants from the village.
People smile, people greet you and our children are surprised that other kids just play and have fun in the midst of all this.
But I guess that is the power of humanity, we loose something that feels like the end of the world and you get used to it after a while.
Even if we carry the wound and the scar,the force to live is strong, the short moment of life. The spark that gives us eyes to see the milky way shining from distances so far away we cannot comprehend.
Today we will most probably leave the ancorage just outside the town and move to a more deserted place. The wind is going to continue to be quite strong from SE so we have to find shelter by the large thin islands that build this strange archipellago.
We are still enjoying being at anchor and not have to take shifts day and night, the kids swim under the boat and we are back to "normal" with morning swim and breakfast in the cockpit.....