April 6, 2016

M+E: Boho Romance in the Canary Island

Love story

Some might call it remote. Some might call it hostile. Most will call it mesmerizing. La Graciosa. The name itself feels like a tale of wind and sand, of men and sea, of sun and dunes. To get there you will have to fly to the Canary island of Lanzarote, drive up north, take a ferry and leave it all behind for days, for weeks, for months, for years. You decide. When you reach, the little harbour village is all white and blue against the vast landscape and sleeping volcano. The moment you set foot on the wharf, it is like the island casts a spell on you and you are under its charm.

This is where Oli and I met Eduardo and Miriam. And they, too, casted a spell on me. If a smile could hold all the warmth of the Latin culture, it would be theirs. No doubt. As we walked along the deserted beach you could hear their laughter while the sound of crushing waves protected the intimacy of the love words they were whispering to each other’s ears. And as we climbed up the hill, in awe of this immense landscape, their lightness set place to something deeper, a fire reflecting that of the sunset that day…

 

       

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