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The Magic of Valentine's Day

The Magic of Valentine’s Day

We began Valentine’s Day with our usual activities. She spent time with yoga and I meditated. Then as we sat in the early morning sunshine with our coffee, we were visited by a pair of orioles which prompted a rush for the camera. With the camera out, we then decided to take a photo of the two of us to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Then, it was time for our usual two-hour beach walk in sunshine. At the end of our walk we met up with Steve Grad, who is the meditation guide for Tuesday evenings at Layla Guesthouse, and his wife, Jacqueline. After a brief chat we agreed to meet for lunch the next day. Back at the casa, we relaxed before it was time to eat lunch. I relaxed in the sunshine and she relaxed in the shade.

With lunch done, with warm temperatures and no wind, we decided to go to the beach and enjoy the sea water together. However, before going to the beach I went to a seaside restaurant and reserved a table for the two of us so that we could eat well and have live music entertainment by a group called Volando Rumba. The water was cool and refreshing. We kept it simple with gentle floating in the water and staying close to each other until we were ready to warm up again in the sunshine. There was enough time left of the afternoon for me to return to writing.

Classic Rumba guitar at a beach restaurant on Valentine's evening in Puerto Morelos.

Classic Rumba guitar at a beach restaurant on Valentine’s evening in Puerto Morelos.

We then went to Pangea ordered our meal and drinks and sat back to enjoy the rest of the evening and the incredible music by the three men who formed the group, Volando Rumba. The magic of the day swelled and washed over us taking us into a space and place that went deep within skipping by our minds right into our core. When we finally returned home to the casa, we resisted ending the day too soon and sat together sharing these last moments of the day with wine.

We were blessed by the magic of the day and how it allowed the essence of who we were as a man and a woman to emerge from behind the roles we lived as a couple. It was a magical evening of love and music after what seemed to be an almost perfect day that is one of those magical days when what is real and what is beyond the realm of what we accept is reality, the world of gods and goddesses.



Written by Robert G. Longpré

February 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Jungian Psychology

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