SURROUNDED BY THE ENDLESS SOUND OF THE SEA
The house, sheltered by lemon trees, was an ideal place to escape. On the side of the Island facing the shore there was the sound of breaking waves on the sand, while on the opposite side the waves crashed against the rocky cliffs: a music background to daily live.
Early lemon-ginger tea was served to me in bed. Breakfast came three hours later. Afterward, I passed the late morning in the sea. Lunch was always a fish dish with delicious side dishes. This meal made a siesta obligatory, and these hours, while I was caressed by the breeze and surrounded by the endless sound of the sea, were the most pleasant part of the day.
From Paul Bowles, August 1996
Concept & Illustrations by Prince of Sun