Drenched

 photo blueshipdoor_zpsa316b455.jpg
A ship under full sail, painted on a restaurant door, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California Norte, México
 


Sometimes letters come,
drenched in salt spray from the sea—
the same old stories.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Posted on March 30, 2014, in 5-7-5, Baja California, Blue Monday, Mexico, Postcards from Paradise, Puerto Nuevo, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Sunday Scribblings 2 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. the old stories are often the most loved! I love the blue in the restaurant’s sign.

  2. your haiku is stirrng and i luv the painting you chose to accompany it; have a nice sunday

    much love…

  3. Curiously this reminded me about the introduction of cheap postage in the UK in 1840. Prior to that the recipient would pay for the letter when delivered. The story is that people used to refuse the letter knowing that it was from a relative to say that all was well. When Rowland Hill (I think) offered to pay for the latter of a woman who refused it. He found that it was blank inside. So long as she still got letters she knew her son was OK that was their agreement; the same old story in fact!

  4. This brought to mind a few memories of a long separation punctuated by letters that came and went across the Atlantic in the days before the internet and instant communication. Thank goodness the ‘same old story’ had a happy ending!!

  5. all those years i lived on the QEII. trust me there is nothing like the salty sea breezes or love letters pushed under the cabin door.
    thanks for stirring some very cherishable and salty stories.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’m sure those stories are still salting your life! 😉

      On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  6. You have interesting shares. I am happy to be here tonight. ENjoy the new week and thanks for sharing.

  7. Wonderful haiku and painting.

  8. Thanks for sharing this blue sign. It’s got me thinking seafood. (Maybe I’ve got food on my mind!)

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  9. Isn’t it disappointing when the same stories come back..although depending on the sailor they can be quite fun! (ps I am enjoying where these prompts sail me)

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You’ve got to keep your eye on those sailors! 😉

      On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 5:51 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  10. What a lovely picture! Stories from the sea – *smiles* I once dated a sailor… sshhh 🙂

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