Since I arrived back to live temporarily in Dublin I can’t get enough of the sea and its show-stopping other half, the sky. We are all products of our environment no matter where we come from and that makes me a coastal person. There’s a feeling of being on the edge of something vast and mysterious. The sea is an ever-changing story – welcoming one day and threatening the next.
Gazing out over the sparkling waves again, I am struck by how inaccurate the term insular is. On an island you are always looking out, not in. You are confronted with the limits of your existence, exposed to the beauty and cruelty of nature. You cannot help but dream about the world beyond the horizon.
The sea is a powerful presence. It calls us back when we go away. One day maybe we’ll find out what it has to tell us.
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Don’t get me started on how much I miss the sea, particularly Dublin Bay, because I’ll never stop. It must be nice for you after a long time landlocked.
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Love this, particularly the last paragraph. I’ve struggled with writing the sea as it is in my life but you’ve nailed it 🙂
Thank you B.in Training :). So the sea is inspiring the same feelings on the other side of the world …
Definitely Clare. Mesmerizes, fascinates, calms me all at once…