you think there is nothing special in life, you are very mistaken.
I realized this when I found myself in the zone of a nudist beach.
It resembled something from the frames of a French surrealistic
film. Nude men and women walking along a river, absorbing the sun
light while oblivious to the towering panel buildings that surrounded them.
The feeling of absolute unreality and of a casual happiness pervaded all
who were present here, and this was the first thing I noticed. Was
this why they come here?
"Well, will you take your swimsuit off?" - Ira asked
me while she lay naked on the sand smearing her shoulders with sun cream.
She didn't believe I would have the courage to join her.
I didn't doubt whether I would undress or not. My
second feeling that emerged after the shock of being at a nudist beach
had passed was the wish to throw all the clothes off as fast as possible.
I wanted to be like everybody else at this beach, and to rid myself of
the feeling that I was a stranger in this holiday from normal life.
You can't just run away from here. No, you can't go away now.
Other principles of life rule here.
So I took off my swimsuit. But, for some reason,
nobody paid any attention to this. Except me. "Ira, you may
go swimming, perhaps. I'd rather lie on belly."
Soon, when my back had become burnt I decided to go swimming
"Well, it is 100 meters to the river", said Ira.
"There is a guy 5 steps away from us, and then a whole group of people.
Okay, sweetheart, just do it". I had summoned my strength and moved
towards the water.
Oh, it was really super! I felt like a mermaid in
a water-lily pond. No matter, there were a lot of other water-nymphs
around me too.
Eventually I emerged from the water. Suddenly, I
don't feel shy any more. Now I fully understand Ira's point of view.
In contrast to other beaches, where people swim and tan
dressed, here I didn't meet tipsy teenagers, rushing wildly among vacationers
and swearing at each other. Nudist vacationers differ sharply from
the non-nude. They lie on the hot sand peacefully while warming up
their bones. These vacationers are not burdened with puritanical
breeding, but austerity of morals, and good manners are displayed here.
I became a kindred spirit with these people by the end
of the day. Having made the acquaintance of the entire beach, I forgot
I had previously wanted to spend my time sitting in bushes watching all
these crazy people when I first got to the beach. But nudists are
fine people. They think about life philosophically and forgive others
who do not understand what nudism is all about. The only real distinction
is an even suntan.
The pervading atmosphere of benevolent, good natured,
pleasant and open-minded communication between these naked people surprised
me and made an unbelievably positive impression upon me. People communicate
freely, joke with each other, play different games, give each other massages
and nothing special happens at the same time. It's fine!
It is impossible to come to nudist beach once. If
you have stripped off once and experienced the place, you will never go
back to "normal" bathing. It is a turning point in your life and
a good point of reference at the same time. Life has taken its normal
course. Now I have grown up. And more and more you are drawn
to the water, to be a mermaid again.
But there is one disadvantage. After the first experience
of freedom at a nude beach, one begins to sleep naked, eat naked and even
watch TV naked. Clothes start pinching and hurting you. And
when you see a crowd of people you are surprised as to why so many people
are in one place still dressed? It's time to change principles.
Article donated by Galina