​Reflections On The Water

 

Random Musings on the waves of thought

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore.    Dream.    Discover."...................Mark Twain

 

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”..............Jacques Cousteau

 

 

"I must be a mermaid.....I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.......Anais Nin

 

 

"for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)

it’s always our self we find in the sea"..................ee cummings

 

 

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea................Isak Dinesen

 

 

“Wish for the road to be long....

Many the summer mornings to be when

with what pleasure, what joy

you will enter ports seen for the first time.”  ...................Constantine Cavafy, “Ithaca” 

 

 

"You have to be respectful to the place you live in. You are just passing by, these places are here to stay. And the sea has its own soul and you have to ask for permission to get a piece of it"............Chiara Vigo,  Sea Silk spinner in Sardinia, Italy

 

 

"I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler beside the sea."..........Bernard Moitessier 

The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up—flaked up, with rose-water snow. The starred and stately nights seemed haughty dames in jewelled velvets, nursing at home in lonely pride, the memory of their absent conquering Earls, the golden helmeted suns! For sleeping man, ’twas hard to choose between such winsome days and such seducing nights..….Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old........................Ralph Waldo Emerson