Day 37: Terrific Tramore
I spent my teenage years growing up in a holiday resort. Living at the top of the hill in the armpit of Tramore Bay Summer nights were alive with the sounds of ‘down around’,dripping with t he public yearning of Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsborg’s Je t’aime or raspy with Rod Stewart and The First Cut Is The Deepest. It is still the place I come home to. In the winter the silent arcades are locked up against the salty fingers of the sea, the hurdy gurdies are hunkered down in the face of boisterous south wester weather. In April the Easter knock is Summer’s wake up call, Spring has arrived and Tramore is crowned the tidiest town in the province and third in Ireland. Road markings are being brightened up, there is a major clean up on the beach, sprucing up is the order of the day and outdoor tables are poised for sunny custom. The beach is a sandspit across Tramore Bay, a wide yawn of sea between the Great Newtown Head, crowned by the ever watchful metal man , and Brownstone head. Never quite reaching across the Saleens gap the sand heaps and gathers into a conflagaration of tumbling dunes and backs onto a salt marsh that has invaded the folly of a racecourse on Neptune’s territory. It is a glorious day for a walk and a smooth Americano at T Bay Surf & Eco Centre.
100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect. I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort. I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.
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