Slide to the Sea


At dawn, I was riding downhill on a motorbike on the cross-island highway of Lanyu when the ocean came into my sight like an endless scroll painting. Beneath the heavy clouds in the distance, vibrant colors were about to shine through. I held the handle brake tightly, letting the motorbike slide slowly past the houses by the sea towards that boundless canvas of blue. The section of the road was like a slide to the sea.