Collage • Colored Pencil • Mixed Media

Reflections on the Ocean

My soul is full of longing / For the secret of the sea, / And the heart of the great ocean / Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

And 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

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