In all or any of it's forms or uses- What does the sea mean to you?
The sea is romance. I stand on the shore and listen the endlessly comforting lapping of the waves. I smell salt in the air and taste it on the tip of my tongue. I feel the warm breeze dance across my skin making it tingle in anticipation. The sensations are intoxicating like a long, deep, satisfying kiss from a lover.
The sea is mystery. Which direction when all look the same? What life have we yet to find? What secrets can we still learn about our world? Who can fathom the mysterious secrets of the depths?
The sea is adventure. It is Errol Flynn or Johnny Depp hanging from the riggings sword in one hand and dagger clasped in the teeth. It is new experiences, the kind they would never try at home, for those who brave it's fickle care today. The possibilities race the blood and pound the heart.
The sea is eternity. It has no beginning and no end. It was always there and will always be there. It is the womb from which humankind emerged and the grave to which our remains will be washed.
Romance, mystery, adventure and eternity. The sea is life.
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