“The wind was off shore, and only broke the sea’s surface into long, silvery ripples, and sent sheeny shadows flying across it . . . like transparent wings.” ~ L. M. Montgomery, from Anne’s House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables)

The Rocky Basalt Shore of the Sea of Galilee cc

                   

“The Four Winds light was built on a spur of red sand-stone cliff jutting out into the gulf. On one side across the channel, stretched the silvery sand shore of the bar; on the other, extended a long, curving beach of red cliffs, rising steeply from the pebbled coves. It was a shore that knew the magic and mystery of storm and star. There is a great solitude about such a shore. The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity. We can never pierce its infinite mystery—we may only wander, awed and spell-bound, on the outer fringe of it. The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only—a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels. ”

~ L. M. Montgomery, from Anne’s House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables)

 

 

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