Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Sea

I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is 
an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came” ― John F. Kennedy

Every time I feel a longing to see the sea, I think of this quote.  I am not a "beach" girl, but I am a rocky coast, kinda of girl.  I loved the sea coast of Ireland because of it's rugged strong beauty.  The East coast and the North West coast of the US has that same appeal for me.  The raw primitive strength of cliffs, mountains and giant rocks with the waves crashing wildly makes me feel at home.  The sea spray and the wind make me feel alive.

Tonight I long for the sea, the wind and the saltiness stinging my face and eyes.  The salt air filling my lungs and the cold waves splashing on my toes.  I feel the need to sit and look at the vastness of the ocean, to be reminded of my smallness and the connection that we have to the sea.  I envy those of you are there tonight.


  1. I love the ocean...I love the salt smell..the seaweed smell..the sound and the breezes....why do I live so far from one? Beats me, but it makes it so much fun when I can visit it..which isn't often enough. Our 2nd son and his family are moving to Oregon and I'm hoping to make a stop at the sea to just inhale and enjoy!

  2. I've always been a 'Water Baby'. I'm sure it goes back to all the happy vacations by the water in all its forms. When you grow up with a lake as your bathtub it also helps!
    Hope you're feeling better...