“I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day”
It’s like 6:40pm on Tuesday and I’m just in awe of how beautiful the sky is after sunset. Technically blue hour, but it was super red today. All the dust in the air made it a little extra pretty as well. Sort of like when you add haze or smoke in a room with light; the effect is fuego.
Where I’m sitting, I can see some of Mont Vernon, some of Coralita and French Quarter, and all of Orient Bay. I’m at a villa for work, but I zoned out a while under this sky! Just soaking up how great life can be. How beautiful life can be. And also, how fleeting it all can be as well. Only 5 minutes passed and all the colour has already left the sky. As if it was never even there.
Before I actually move on with this, I just want to say that I need to book a villa. Just for myself. Just for a few days. But anyway...
I was also in Orient Bay at another villa late last week. That was another experience in itself as the owners were absolutely amazing hosts. I was also working, but it didn’t feel like work. Especially when they made us all stop working to join them for a dance, lol.
The wife was inside with us at one point having a conversation. There was something that she said that flew by so fast, but I caught it just before she moved on in the conversation. “There was a time when we couldn’t afford to go out to dinner.”
That held me for a bit. It held me like the sunset held me.
I’m sure when they were in the time when they couldn’t afford to go out to dinner, it seemed like such a horrible time. When would the bad times end? And I’m sure present day, standing in her villa, she can barely remember those bad days. Moments are so fleeting and pass by so quickly, but while you’re in the moment it’s hard to see yourself anywhere else. Good or bad.
Sometimes I look at my life and how “okay or good” it is and it can become a little frustrating. Having so much on your plate at once can feel overbearing. But a year can change so much. My life could be in a COMPLETELY different place this time next year. Just as COVID came and pulled the rug from under some of us is the same way something else can come and place a roof over our heads.
I don’t know, I’m just thinking...
*Yo, Siri, play I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff*