As I said in my earlier post of the Day, Travel is most definitely on my mind 🙂 And coming across this old lighthouse picture seemed fated! I love Lighthouses – the fact of them, the reason they exist, their inherent mystery and romanticism – standing as they do alone, where two worlds meet – land and ocean! What’s not to love?!
In Goa, on Aguada Hill, a 20 minute drive from my house, stand two lighthouses within the precincts of the Fort built by the Portuguese in 1612. The old one, the one in my picture, is a wonderful structure with loads of personality – A Grand Old Dame of four-storeys built way back in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia, and one I love to visit 🙂 She’s retired now, has been for a long while, a newer younger version exists to do the job; but her cracked, mossy walls, the shattered glass of her windows and her rusty weather-vane crown stand testament to a Life spent in unstinting, selfless service. Think of all the things she must have witnessed, all the yarns she could spin if only she could talk!
For now however she stands in somber silence, watching the world go by. I often wonder what she’s thinking!
12 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Day 22”
I feel like hanging out in a place like this, on a day like this…
Post pictures M!! Let me feel the rain on my face vicariously 🙂 Aguada is a family favorite spot…Ishaan gets to play cricket and I get to watch birds 🙂
What a beautiful old structure! I’d love to see her in her entirety 🙂
Isn’t she just Heather?! I’m not sure I have a full one though come to think of it…silly me! Will definitely take some when I visit her next!
As a big big fan of lighthouses I have to say I love it!!
Thanks Irena 🙂 Another thing we have in common 😉
Love this one. I’m a landlocked sea spirit.
Thank you SS 🙂 I think I might be too!
You have a winning way with your photographs and your Haiku. I am so envious! lol!
Thank you 🙂 But don’t be!! I’ve read your work and you write beautifully – Plaiting Fog was awesome! I was sorry it ended – wanted to know more!!
I need to pull out my camera, you are making me jealous with your amazing photos. I like this poem with the pic…juxtaposition of voyager vs an unmoving building
Thanks Elisa 🙂 I hope you do – pull out the camera I mean! Would love to see your perspective of the world. That’s so true…and I never thought of it while writing!