Every place has its own character, but time adds essence to the place. For instance, take day and night, and how it affects Dona Paula.
The day starts with a cheery note, and brings along with it the warmth & radiance of the sun. A curious smell—a stinky odor mixed with the fragrance of exotic flowers and fruits straight from the bottle—soon overlaps the fresh smell of dawn. The street is lined with various colours, shops selling clothes, and trinkets. The mass of humanity is as huge as the expanse of the sea. The patter of footsteps, the clatter of human voices, and the rattling motorboats drown the sound of roaring waves. The crowd bestows a feeling of gaiety, and the lonely soul imbibes the joy trying to blend.
However, as the light fades with the setting sun, the din turns into hushed whispers. The shops close; the crowd disperses. Calm descends along with the night. The mighty sea takes over. An occasional human trespasses the sanctity of the waters, and is at times rewarded with a fish. The darkness around forces the soul to find light within. The solitude brings peace rather than loneliness.
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