Is it all as it seems,
so unresolved, so unredeemed.
If I remain, how will I know?
--- from "Humming" by Portishead
From where the sky falls into the sea, you call me.
I stand on our beach and look out over the waves to the far horizon where the sea wells up to embrace the falling sky. I lose track of time, letting the warm waves wash the sand onto my feet over and over. You call me and I hold your hand, the wind enveloping me with your body's scent.
A perfect evening spent watching the sun set over the endless sea from our beach. I am surprised at how dark it is now. The sun must have set quite a while ago even though I don't remember it that way. When I look up, the veil of the shy night is studded with stars. The familiar waves sparkle and churn in the starlight.
"My love," I whisper, and turn towards you. You are not there. The wind still remembers your scent but as I look down at my empty hand, I am suddenly unsure.
"Should we go inside?," you say behind me, and I swing around.