“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Spend enough time on or near the open sea and you see and feel its pull. You can’t help but be drawn to it…by it.
It elicits a respect and a fear.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
It represents a give and a take.
It flows around obstacles. Those obstacles it cannot flow around, it erodes over time.
“All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so do I.”
~ Louis D’Amour
No wonder I am drawn to its presence in my life, particularly in times of duress and confusion.
“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness.”
~ Anne Morroe Lindbergh
Its qualities represent a miraculous balance that I want for myself.
Being here, so near to it, centers me. Brings all the chaos into a manageable perspective.
“He that will learn to pray, let him go to the sea.”
~ George Herbert
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