Hastings on a beautiful evening

Evie and her blue ice cream.

My friend Tara is the quintessential ‘Girl with the sun in her hair’ from a John Barry soundtrack, and in her middle years still a Goddess. She once texted me to say, ‘I’m going off in a speed boat’ when I was due to meet her at her beach hut. She knows absolutely everyone. Last night she and I walked along the promenade to the pier. The sky was pink and blue. At the end of the pier there was dancing. Friends were enjoying the balmy night and drinking cold beer. The warm sea air caressed our skin. The orange moon rose over the open sea, and there was a feeling of almost ecstatic relief just to be together dancing in community again. The DJ was playing high on a platform above us and people were seated along the vast platform of the pier. We danced to Frank Sinatra. I had my long silk pink scarf and waved it around. So many people had been bruised and broken from social deprivation during the lockdown. I could see it in their eyes. I could see the love too, from being together again. Hastings Borough Council is to be thanked for allowing us this space on the pier. The best social distancing club in the world.

About alicemason1

Artist, painter. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: alicejulietmason@gmail.com or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on alicejulietmason@gmail.com or visit my Etsy shop. www.alice-mason.net www.art-retreat-spain.com My Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliceMasonArtist
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