Gift From The Sea


If there are writers I am always fond of quoting, two names come to mind, that of Mary Oliver and Ann Morrow Lindbergh.  I have two book of poems by the former and a lovely little book called  Gift From The Sea by the latter. They are those authors whose thoughts you would read time and again and every time you do, you find more reasons to smile.

“And then, some morning…. the mind wakes, comes to life again. Not in a city sense—no—but beach-wise. It begins to drift, to play, to turn over in gentle careless rolls like those lazy waves on the beach. One never knows what chance treasures these easy unconscious rollers may toss up, on the smooth white sand of the conscious mind; what perfectly rounded stone, what rare shell from the ocean floor. Perhaps a channeled whelk, a moon shell, or even an argonaut.” –  Gift From The Sea


About arlene

And here I thought it would be easy to create and start another blog. Starting all over again but that is the challenge of blogging. This is a continuation of my other blog called Dreams and Escapes. It is still a work in progress...

Posted on November 3, 2015, in journeys, life, photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. very calming picture of the sea, Arlene! and beautiful words too! 🙂

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  2. So I would not miss you all when my main blog gets full 🙂 Thanks again for the support and your nice words.


  3. Nothing better than musing by the waves, Arlene. It always bestows a peace that I cannot find elsewhere.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. So calming, and yes, it gives you that kind of peace hard to find in this noisy world.


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