Part of the coolest short story contest by WineTourismSpain
Oh, the joys of being human! It’s our last transmission from here, and I sure have something share worthy! As you know, we’ve been staying in a space called Malaga in Spain on Earth. I’ve talked about the blue spaces we see from home being oceans. Simply made of salty water, but providing such happiness for humans, especially when it’s warm.
Warmth is that feeling I talked about previously, feels like a hug from your loved ones and is provided year-round here. What I’ve failed to mention is, warmth helps some grape varieties turn into liquid gold. Don’t stare at me in disbelief from a whole ‘nother universe, but hear me out.
Besides moving their limbs to get to where they need to (walking they call it), moving their bodies for the sake of doing so (exercise they call it), using electronic devices to remember (photos they call it), they use glasses or cups or mugs or bottles or shoes (whatever floats your boat, right) to drink this magical liquid-wine they call it. It’s red or white or sometimes even pink.
If you’ll only remember one thing about humanity from these transmissions, remember this. How entire generations in this sunny country have dedicated their lives to these grapes that make celestial wine. How people from across the world travel thousands of miles to taste it. Magic that brings people who know, together.
They know the first sip of a fine wine, referring to earlier transmissions here, is like smelling a blooming plant, or how sunscreen on the first day at the beach for this year reminds you of bonfires and crushes and numberless collected shells, listening to a song that seems to have been inside your head, someone that knows your soul and reasons, no questions asked and no explanations needed, those rays of sunshine through the trees…
Wine is the liquid equivalent of love, fellow extraterrestrials. Sharing a sip with someone is consciously choosing to let down your guards, ego, preconceived ideas of how things should be or how others should perceive you and other limitations humans have that I’ve previously mentioned, by trusting and being your truest most authentic self.
Enough magic for the day? Hope these transmissions have helped even just a bit in knowing people more and I know what you’re going to ask. Don’t worry, I’ve already packed plenty.