‘The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth’

Weekapaug Beach croppedThe seas are the heart’s blood of the earth. Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth’s veins. The rhythms of the waves beat in the sea like a pulse in living flesh. It is pure force, forever embodying itself in a succession of watery shapes which vanish on its passing.”

–Henry Beston, The Outermost House

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