Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are sandy or stony

To begin with, we are all like islands in the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep sands and stones.

Each of us has a private little sun-, sea-, storm- place for the soul to bask in, some dream, some affection, some remote and distant hope. I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. More, this all combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprising me every time and every next time I am wondering why the sea has such fathomless power over us…When you gaze into its expanse, everything around you disappears. The sea takes over you, even controls you. And with this merge the feeling of elation follows.

1 week ago I went to Novi Vinodolski. It is a town on the Adriatic Sea coast in Croatia, located south of Crikvenica. The population of Novi is almost 4 thousand people. The city area became a Frankopan property in the 13th century. Economy of the city is dominated by tourist industry, as Novi Vinodolski is well known tourist destination. I decided to go, planning to visit my closer friend here in Croatia, to explore this small seaside town and of course, to walk on the beach, send the bottle into the sea and listen to the waves crash.

I was not born and raised by the sea, but have spent time with it. To me, the sea is like a person – like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there… And, when I hear the word “sea” – the first picture that comes to my mind is Crimea, a peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe, where I as a child spent all my sunny summers.

Even though, presently now Ukrainian Crimea has stopped associating with Ukraine. I found my other one Crimea, but now it is European. I know, this is smth personal. But this Adriatic sea, in view of the foregoing enchants me so much. I love to listen to his voice. In such minutes you realize, sometimes one moment is enough to forget a lifetime.

Truly yours,

The project “YOU are the EU” is funded by the Agency for Mobility and EU programmes withing the program European Solidarity Corps.

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