Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday's Wisdom....At the Beach!

As I am at the beach this week, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite beach quotes:

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea." - e.e. cummings

"It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea---whether it is to sail or to watch it---we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." - Unknown

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

We have gone to Folly Beach, SC, (one of the beaches in Charleston) since I was a child. For the past three years, we've not been able to find a house large enough to accommodate our brood, so we have moved our vacations to Topsail Island, NC. We like it here, too, but my heart will always be in Folly! Pat Conroy often sets his books in the Charleston area, so I had to include this one:

"Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes."
~ Pat Conroy (The Lords of Discipline)


  1. Wow what a wise man that John F. Kennedy fella was!
    Donna :) :)

  2. I forgot to mention Ayn this is one of my favourite beach quotes ..."How inappropriate to call this planet 'Earth', when it is clearly 'Ocean'".
    - Arthur C. Clarke.
    I really love this!
    Donna :) :)


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