Wonders, Grace, and All Of The Glory You Can Imagine, all of them wrapped in a middle-eastern elixir of beauty. Wonders only you can imagine deep in your mind of resort. Maldives is a resort, yet it is the art of living on the edge of the shore. It holds the aura bringing individuals together, a certainty of love, a statement of passion, a statement of just, the ocean roaming wild, bringing you the watersong every time you slumber late at 3 a.m.
There’s this certainty of magic in the Maldives, like, you just feel like It’s paradise’s best form. Like as if the trees are telling you stories and the ocean is a synth-pop personification, and there are bats roaming the island with flight so passionate the elder and ancient must’ve thought to be magic. It’s a formulae of mother nature, embellished by beautiful water villas, and pools and the best feast and shelter. But in the end of the day, what makes Maldives the Maldives we know is the wonders of Mother Nature, the wonders of God.I feel like it’s a summer home to me, like Summer 2013 will be the Summer I’ll always miss, private jets that appear to not be that private in the end of the day, sending me and my skater style denim-wrapped waist and the whole family towards the island, ferries, dolphins, and baby sharks with manta rays, they’re all a pleasant, daily view for the week.
Supernatural, that will be the feeling I would describe feeling on my late night reads, in a good way, though. I can feel the island taking my whole emotion to a whole new level, it’s undescribable, it’s gypsy-craft nature, it’s so beautifully carved that the craft is a mood lasting, it’s a mood that never wants to leave, it’s reckless and young, and it makes everyone rewind the peaceful remedy. As I could see the stars blind down the night, stripping the island onto a whole beautiful ocean of freedom. One thing I learnt about the Maldives is that I felt infinite there, I felt like my mindset has set me to achieve higher, to dream more, to fall in love deeper, all of them wrapped onto a bouquet of seashells.
I’ve never understood how Ke$ha wrote her album, Warrior, about magic as she travelled to beautiful islands on her hiatus, now I do understand how all of these “magic-themed techno music” surfaced from islands, I can just feel sharks and manta rays taking my body to the stars. In fact, I’m listening to the album right now.
I remember that night where I think I just fell in love, with everything, it’s like seeing a painting you don’t usually like but end up in amazement for the rest of your life with. I see baby sharks and I see locals dancing with tourists, with the majority of Chinese. I remember being wrapped up in my KTZ for the beach, I knew it wasn’t the right occasion but I just had the feeling it would be a supernaturally beautiful night. My love for the magic and the wonders will never die, they will linger with me for the rest of my life, don’t want Maldives just to get drowned just yet, one day I promise, I’ll take my kids or my honeymoon date to wherever the wonder of the Maldives leads me onto. Songs that seem to magical to be true, in the art of sythpop, like Preacher by One Republic or Tesselate by Alt-J, they make sense in the wonders of Maldives, I can finally unfold a new feel towards the mind and the heart.
The magic I’m trying to explain here is just wondrous, it’s just a whole new level of layering towards the earth’s core. It’s like, you can’t feel tired or sad at all, I remember having my blackberry soaked in sea water, I don’t see myself mourning at all, instead, I was entirely happy for the rest of the day as I shot my mum and her friend on a Harper Bazaar-used, iconic, fishnet seat on the edge of the ocean. I experience things that many would die to experience, walked in wondrous, unbelievable architecture and nature, and met sea creatures swimming around the villa as if we were in their territory, which is actually a fact.
Good Read: ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
Maldivian Gypsy: The Playlist
1) Preacher- One Republic
2) Same Love(feat. Mary Lambert)- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
3) Stars Dance- Selena Gomez
4) Roar- Katy Perry
5) Dark Paradise- Lana Del Rey
6) Come & Get It- Selena Gomez
7) Supernatural- Ke$ha
8) Lost At Sea(ft. Ryan Tedder)-Zedd
9) Tesselate- Alt J
10) Butterfly Fly Away-Miley Cyrus ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
11) Atlantis- Ellie Goulding
12) Honeymoon Avenue- Ariana Grande
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE TRAVELS
MODELS. DIANA MULJONO PUTRI AND PATRICIA MARIA SANTOSO
SHANGRI-LA, VILLINGILI, MALDIVES
4 SEASONS, BAA ATOOL, MALDIVES