and the earth becomes young again when you listen, with eyes shut, to the sea…

Rose

Rose

 

The sound of the sea is the most time effacing sound there is. The centuries reroll in a cloud and the earth becomes young again when you listen, with eyes shut, to the sea… The sea answers all questions, and always in the same way; for when you … close your eyes and the sea dispatches one more big roller in the unbroken line since the beginning of the world and it combs and breaks and returns foaming and saying “So soon?”

E.B. White (1982:179)

Cinders

Of Elves and Dragons.

Of Elves and Dragons.

 

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