Reverie on the Water

I’ve gotten to experience quite a number of wonderful moments on my travels. But tonight was something truly special.

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It is my last night in Hoi An, an absolutely beautiful city with which I’ve quite fallen in love.  It was also my last chance to catch the nightly Lantern Festival, so down I walked to the river.

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After slowly meandering through the colorful lights and cheerful locals, the distant strain of music led my wandering feet to a boat. I sat on the top deck, sipping a cool glass of Baileys, while listening to some of the best guitar playing I’ve ever heard.

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It was like a scene in a movie – that’s how perfect it was. I sat and let my thoughts stray as I watched the lights play on the water, blissfully content in my reverie.

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When my feet rustled to head home, I stopped and bought a candle lantern from a sweet, weathered old Vietnamese woman.

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I went to the bridge and set it loose on the water with a wish for peace, joy, and happiness.

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Sail away, little dream. Sail away.

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About juliamenn

Performer. Artist. Author. Lover of food and travel. Animal enthusiast. Avid reader. Globe-trotter.
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One Response to Reverie on the Water

  1. Nancy Menn says:

    What a magical, memorable night in a town you’ve enjoyed so very much!

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