Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Sea, oh the Sea


I can't tell you how breathtaking it is here at the moment. Crystal skies, matched by the ice crust on the edge of the ocean which has its own private language for me alone as Ansa and I walk along beside it. It whispers and nudges and squeaks and squeals and shoves. Quietly. Ansa's back end keeps needing a rest. And that's fine by me. Ambling and pausing is delightful. And sea gifts. I picked up a pine shelf on the shore. I thought it would fit a window culvert in my house but no.

I've worked my library stint. Socialized with a few. Drank another coffee and then embraced the day outside.

I can forgive winter a lot at the moment. This magnificence can't be captured by any camera, it is so very perfect. All our snow has been gone for a while. And spring beckons. I sense it. I can weather another winter storm with this promise in the air.

Renewal. Redemption. Reinvention.

And yeah, I'm reminded of this songs, nailed by the Dubliners.

23 comments:

  1. Can I be envious :)
    I miss being by the water
    so much :(

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  2. I can't describe truly the feeling I had today as the ice talked to me. The sea is in my very marrow Ernestine. I wish you could share this time with me. But I am sure your geography has its compensations like your glorious garden.
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  3. I spent ten days on our Southern coast earlier this month and spent some time walking on the beach too. It was much hotter of course!

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    1. The sea is good in all temperatures, yeah?

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  4. I love this post. When I first moved to Nottingham, the very centre of England, from Dublin where I had lived for the first 22 years of my life, I missed the fog horn so much. ( Ronnie Drew's wife gave my best friend german lessons for her Leaving Cert! ) xx

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    1. Oh my on Ronnie Drew's wife Anne! I just love the foghorns here and you'd like a performance every year on the harbour where they just use the boat horns and the fog horns to create the magic.

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    2. That sounds magic. I'll add it to my bucket list. xx

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  5. I live near the north coast in N.Ireland and today the wild
    Atlantic was at its wildest but I love it when the wind is blowing the waves over the harbour walls and the sea foam makes the road look as if its covered in snow .
    This is where my heart sings.Meg

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    1. Yes, mine too Meg, I love the ever changing moods of the sea and I love the sound of its crusty ice and deep echo of its waves. Shivers.

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  6. The contrast of ocean and ice/snow is pretty astounding. But me, I'm longing for spring.

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    1. Yeah. Well. Me too, but I'm embracing the interim moods of it all!

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  7. It's possible that some liberal-leaning U.S. citizens may soon be moving to Cape Breton to do some ocean-gazing, too, not so far from your part of the world. Cape Breton has begun an "If Trump Wins" publicity campaign and says it's surprised at the number of serious inquiries. I'm not surprised. It's a bit too cold for me, though!

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    1. Yes I saw that Linda, astonishing number of people seriously thinking of evacuating. Can't say I blame them, but Canada is particularly stringent about immigrants from non-wartorn countries. Then again....

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  8. I love the sea, too, and your post sends shivers up my spine. Love the song.

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    1. We all come from the primordial muck, Tom, maybe that's part of our longing.

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    2. From one islander to another: Thank God we're surrounded by water!

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    3. From one islander to another: Thank God we're surrounded by water!

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  9. How do we subscribe? When I hit the invitation below I get a wall of code.

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    1. Anon - I'm sorry I'm a bit of a luddite when it comes to subscribing buttons.

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  10. Not long ago I visited friends and we spent the afternoon mesmerized by the increasingly large waves crashing against the shore. We left finally following recommendations we do so as that day and the next one areas were flooded here in So Cal. Winter's cold with Spring's promise would make your ocean experience special.

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    1. Yes I had never encountered it until I moved here, salt water freezing. Imagine!
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  11. I like your Dubliners. Never heard of them before you brought them to my attention.

    So, they’re not too keen ever closer union with England then?

    I love the sea and if I could I’d still move to the coast. But age has withered her . . . . .

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    1. No Friko, a long history of trouble with the English. And distrust. Glad you enjoyed The Dubliners, they were brill, as we say :)

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