NaPoWriMo – Day 22

As I said in my earlier post of the Day, Travel is most definitely on my mind πŸ™‚ 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 ofΒ four-storeys built way back in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia, and one I love to visit πŸ™‚ 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!

1-Day 22

12 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Day 22

  1. Thanks Elisa πŸ™‚ 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!

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