The call of the sea

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Urban life can be draining and tiresome. This intimate and personal account talks about the magic of the ocean – how it cures even “the most hopeless of woes.” Being at the beach evokes the best childhood memories, of “dark, salted, and sanded creatures that reeked of seaweed and sunshine.” It also brings with it a sense of being one with the Divine. “Maybe it’s also because the ocean briefly allows us solitude, with nothing but the music of waves to set time by. Then there’s catching sight of spectacular beauty, as the sun breaks in the morning or colors my skin with pink and orange at dusk. Or maybe it’s because the stars glow so much brighter in the ocean night.” Whatever it is, the sea fix helps many survive an urban existence.

 

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