Tea In The Sahara

My sisters and I
Have one wish before we die
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don’t ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he’d never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

Tea In The Sahara – The Police

What is your obsession? Don’t lie, everyone has one. That one thing you must do, something you can’t live without, your Kryptonite. I have 2…Music and the sun. I can’t imagine a day without seeing the sun rise or set, or the sound of music in my ears. If I had access to neither, I could close my eyes and they would still be there. Both can be bright and brash, or calm and soothing.

I first heard this song many years ago. I still find it strangely calming, the soft slow melody floats through your mind. If you close your eyes you can almost see the cane table and chairs sitting under an umbrella atop a tall dune, heat waves rolling about like the breeze from the wings of an unseen bird.

I set my walking cane beside the chair, sit in the shade across from a beautiful woman. Tea and butter cookies served from a silver tea set arranged on fine linen. The sun just breaking on the horizon. Can you see it? Can you feel the suns rays striking the side of your face after traveling 93 million miles just for you at this moment? If I won the lottery I swear I would do this and more!

Picture sailing up to an island no bigger than a small house. I drop the anchor, lower the dingy and we go to shore with a picnic lunch and a bottle of Chardonnay. After the meal, enjoying the wine, the sun starts to set. You watch as the sun just starts to kiss the sea, you can almost hear the hiss as it disappears below the waves. As the stars come into view you realize just how small we all are, how insignificant the daily trials are. What would the music be as we dance on the sand?

I guess I better make it 3 obsessions. I’m obsessed with the thought of living a much fuller life than I do now, and having someone to share it with. I believe in the romantic notion of living each day as your last, savoring every morsel of food however meager. Lingering with the subtle notes of a fine wine, the complexities of a nice brandy. You need not be rich to find your happiness, just willing to work hard and never stop looking for the next sunrise.



18 thoughts on “Tea In The Sahara

  1. Your vision is so graphically described as to be entirely real. And it’s attainable. It honestly is. I never thought I would find my person to share what I need …. but I did. Call me fortunate but the fact is that I refused to give up. Despite the scorch marks, despite the body blows despite the blinding moments of despair I did not give up. And I know you won’t either. I just know it because you see it so clearly as to make it real.

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  2. What a romantic you are! Tea in the Sahara is attainable too. I have had glorious mint tea served on silverware in hotels overlooking pyramids and rivers. Any woman would be delighted to join you on your sailing vessel. 🚤⛵😘

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  3. You, my friend have already attained that which you seek…You need only realize this and accept it as yours. The mind is a powerful thing…It creates, it destroys. Don’t let the seeds of doubt sprout up and cause you any confusion. You are a beautiful, warm and compassionate person. Your heartfelt words are testament to that fact. Your soul speaks to you in your writing…Listen

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      1. You think too damn much! Major inner conflict going on there in you! You are such a sweetheart! I understand about the no-no of our generation of men being taught to not express feelings though…You have to let that one go…it is a roadblock to your success!

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  4. I do a visualization as I try to fall asleep each night. I look up at a dark night sky..’dark’ being relative because it’s filled with starlight. A dazzling array of stars, that I’ve only seen in reality once or twice. You need absolute darkness to see the beauty, and finding a place without light pollution is very very rare. The music that plays in accompaniment varies, depending on the channel my mind juke-box has set for the night. I imagine dancing with a stranger to some Louis Armstrong or Chris Issak – maybe “Wicked Game.” Thanks for sharing your vision with us!

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  5. I’m Obsessed with Shopping. Just need a purse full of crisp currency, a driver and places to go.
    I’m Obsessed about visiting places in this world, one place every year.
    I’m Obsessed with Salons and Pampering.
    I’m Obsessed about Sweets and Chocolates.

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