She is beautiful, this tropical island of paradise. St. Kitts and Nevis, proudly sitting between the all encompassing Atlantic Ocean and the never ending Caribbean Sea.
For me, the beauty of this tropical oasis is not just in the lushness of her rich landscapes. The true beauty of St. Kitts, is in her people. It is the people who define this island gem and paradise of sun and sand. The ones that smile when they see you and instantly wrap you in their warm embrace. Never forgetting your many previous trips and always welcoming the newbies on the block.
They graciously accept and most definitely deserve your respect and they will give it back to you in abundance. You are a guest on their Island. Never lose sight of that. This is their home and not just a tourist getaway. You will see that pride and passion if you truly look, with both your heart and your eyes. Try to understand this and give out what you yourself hope to receive.
She is still discovering her purpose, this beautiful little paradise, both the island itself and those who call her home. Times have changed and everyone is learning. And that’s ok. For life is truly about the journey, or at least it should be, each and every precious moment. So be patient with her too.
Walk gleefully upon her earthen beauty, breathe deeply her cleansing air and know without a doubt that whenever you gaze out upon her majestic hills and mesmerizing ocean views, you will never feel more alive, or more grounded.
This is my St. Kitts.
© 2017 Judith Mallard