You are now in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 2000.
When I would listen to "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan my mind would always wander to a beautiful ocean front and I'd imagine myself lying in a hammock immersed in the waves crashing sounds, watching the clouds travel the sky forming brilliant images while I swayed in the wind with my thoughts. The song longs for peace and so did I and I guess that was why the setting was so appropriate.
You can imagine my excitement when I discovered the resort I was staying in had hammocks on the beach!!! I seriously didn't expect it since none of my other trips had this luxury. Anyhow, I hopped on the hammock (tricky at first) and I lay down, relaxed and let the wind rock me to oblivion.
(this was my view from above)
Thankfully I also had my headphones and happen to be carrying Sarah's cd, so I played the song. The music enhanced the moment and I absorbed the scent, sounds, colors, the rythmn of it all. It felt soooooooo good!
"Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make
it okay there's always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty and weightless
and maybe I'll find some peace tonight
in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there"
"Angel" lyrics by Sarah McLachlan
At that time I hadn't met the person who now makes special appearances in my daydreams when I listen to this song. So to you, on those days when you are feeling a little lost, this could be one of the places you might be found ;)
"You see the 2 beach chairs over there?
it's a perfect spot for you and I. Why don't you take a seat and I'll bring us some margaritas or whatever you'd like." "Yes, I know you'd rather get to know the island and walk around and discover it's mystery but we can do that after we relax, no?" You smiled and took my hand and we walked together towards the ocean.
a girl can dream and i do ;)