We think of this color and we are reminded of the sea. The huge expanse of water that cradles with its gentle and majestic movement of the waves. I wanted to explore, see and touch the world I was observing every day from the mainland. I plunged and went down gently in that archaic unexplored marine fantasy.
It was all so quiet, peaceful. I floated in a silent world that I broke with my breath. Above me there was just a glimmer of light almost like a big star… the star shining in the sky of the new world. That light was the place I came from and where I had to return, coming back up to the surface.
I still went down; the light became smaller and there was long seaweed of a deep shade of bright green, dancing in perfect unison, to welcome me. I skimmed them and they twirled gently around my fingers without ceasing to dance; under my suit my skin felt a slight pressure; a tickle that made me shiver.
But in my mind I was repeating that I wanted to see more; that all this was not enough for me. I went down deeper. Weird. Everything that I was seeing looked familiar to me. There were little multicoloured fish; from orange to blue more intense, from red to yellow more alive. All of different sizes.
Three little fish small chased each other like children in a park; They do not emit any sound. I go down even more down and saw the biggest and most famous hotel of marine animals; the coral reef.
They had always talked me about this enchanted place, but I never imagined that their description could report to all this beauty. It had a beautiful color, a vivid orange almost like the color of the sky at sunset. Who knows why ; it gave me that feeling that give off a scent, an attractive scent almost hypnotic; but I could only breathe the fresh air oxygen spill out from scuba tank.There were fish of every type, colour and different shape that wandered around the coral reef.
I touched her; It was rough, slippery and in certain spots a bit ‘smoother. It was decorated with seashells and other animals that by now had become fossilized. I checked the scuba tank of oxygen and by now not much time was left. I begin to go up, and I gave one last look to greet it. I was sorry to be left with so little time to admire a fragment of the world so new and fascinating to me.
By: Alessandra Carriere