Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Greeting

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach.  
How gladly does the spirit leap forth, 
and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep!  
A greeting and a homage to the Sea!  
I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, 
and bathe my brow.  
That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome.  
His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.  
~Nathaniel Hawthorne~