I am leaning against the balcony railing enjoying the warm sun, sipping mimosa. I am on vacation with the family and there is absolutely no reason for me to be up so early. Everyone else is sound asleep, but as I watch the rising sun slowly inch across sand and seas, I am so I had a chance to enjoy this. Combined with the perfect cool breeze, it already tells me it is going to be a beautiful day.
In the distance, I spy two lovers walking along the shore heading in my direction. As I am watching and smiling as they laugh, clearly enjoying each other’s company, stopping every now and then to embrace, lovers really is the only word to describe them. A part of me is just the tiniest bit envious as I see him take her in his arm and kiss her passionately.
They both feel this kiss deeply as hands travel bodies. They stop suddenly, remembering where they are and laugh.
After a moment, the woman suddenly takes off running. As they get closer, I realize they remind me of a couple I know and I rack my brains trying to remember which of my peers behave like that lovingly toward each other.
The glass of mimosa nearly slips from my hand when the answer comes to me about five seconds before they see me on the balcony and wave.
My husband appears behind me, kissing me on my neck. I turn and give him a good, deep kiss in greeting.
“Well good morning to you! Where’d that come from?” He grins, happily taking me in his arms to return the kiss.
I point to the couple on the beach, now within clear sight and wave back.