Beating the Vacation Hangover

I’m suffering from a bit of a vacation hangover. Pictures freeze time when I cannot. Fortunately, there is still the anticipation of all that is left to come, and it is a lot.

Life

What is life?

Sisters bouncing in the waves,

Rituals untouched by age,

Mosquito-ridden hikes through streams,

To waterfalls guarded beneath a canopy of trees,

Jasmine pearl ice tea,

Sunscreen layered thick,

Tiki Mai Tais hidden in a maze of stalls,

Millions of stars in the night sky,

Sprinklers then laughter,

A ghostly figure in the dark,

Manta ray arms stretched wider than my own,

Two turtles and a friendly fish,

A Buddhist temple with a bell so large,

You are promised happiness and peace.

A catamaran skips across the water,

Edging closer to the unknown,

A fish caught and punched to death in the head,

Blood diluted by the sea,

Tears of brevity,

Life impossible to hold,

As sisters howl and scream beyond the break.

Sisters

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6 thoughts on “Beating the Vacation Hangover

  1. kingmidget says:

    You catch the randomness that is an incredible and beautiful vacation.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      I always make lists like this when I go on vacation– I’m not patient enough to write whole journal entries, so I like how well the random string of words triggers pretty much everything I want to remember šŸ™‚

  2. Tanya says:

    Just stumbled across this article and thought of your vacay hangover! I know the feeling far too well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/post-vacation-blues_n_3600275.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

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