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“Our eyes lifted over the rose-beds and the hot lawn and the weedy refuse of the dog-days alongshore. Slowly the white wings of the boat moved against the blue cool limit of the sky. Ahead lay the scalloped ocean and the abounding blessed isles.”
― F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Pages flutter in the wind. My idle hand shuts the words away.
Cloud-shadows shudder up and down the beach.
“Barefoot by the sea,
stopping to scratch one ankle
With one toe”
― Jack Kerouac, Book of Haikus
I get up, walk into a wave and disappear.
“All you are is a bag of particles acting out the laws of physics. That to me is pretty clear.”
― Brian Greene
(Oh the sharp taste of seaside repose)
“I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger
I like to inhale these moments like a fire-eater.
(I must admit, I am going to miss it here…)
Written for Marsha’s Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge
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This week’s theme: Leisure.
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Aaand…Happy weekend everyone. 🙂
100 Country Trek said:
Love this idea.
I can’t imagine you not in FL near your precious ocean. You and ocean are synonymous. I’m enjoying the music as I write my comment. We are getting rain right now, but it is not as pleasant as hers. Very cold. It snowed for a short time this afternoon and even stuck some. So when do you leave?
Aye, quite a change. The summer afternoon rains of liquid metal…I’ll really miss them. The Brine and I won’t be too estranged, though. I have long missed the coasts of MA and keenly look forward to crawling all over them as often as possible. That’s where my love affair with Big ‘Lanny first began…on a coast in Cape Cod, where I was drummeled over and over by the leaping green waves.
I hope there’s a bit of a cold wave culture on Lake Ontario- seems like there might be. If not, I’ll forge my own. 😉
Isn’t Sister Rosetta epic?
Your weather sounds very appealing to me, Marsha.
We leave in smoldering July.
I am listening to her as we speak. So amazing. Her fans didn’t mind the rain. such talent! Speaking of Ontario, I think you will get your full share of cold! The Great Lakes have been pretty chilly every time I’ve been to any of them. You’ll have to bundle up! July will be a great time to leave FL, though. You’ll be counting your blessings even though the drive north might not be too cool in July. 🙂 We have been in the 80s for the last two days. We took an 11 mile ride on our bikes this morning, and the I took Puppy Girl out for a long walk in the gale force winds this evening. Cool, but not chilly with a coat on. Keep me in the loop about your progress. July will get her soon. 🙂
Hans Wikström said:
I must say, sister Rosette made my morning!
Isn’t sister Rosetta the best, Hans??? Har, I cannot stop smiling. Thanks for sailing by, my friend. All the best and wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Cheers- Autumn Jade
Loved this post!! Thank you!! And happy weekend to you!! I don’t have much time for leisure but when I do, I take it!! xo
Groovy! Me too, whenever possible. I have a flare for turning what should be leisure into shambly misadventures, though, but that’s rather how I prefer it anyway 😆 Thanks for drizzling by, AmyRose. Have a grand week- Autumn Jade
Thank you, Jade. I’ve been very busy in my gardens. Hopefully I can get a new post up with lots of gorgeous petals and explain where I’ve been and where I’ll be. Hope you are having a grand week as well!! xo
Sister Rosetta rocks. I love those LowDownDirtyHeartBreakinBlues.
Cindy Georgakas said:
Beautiful quotes and pics. thanks for your follow. I’m now following you too! Stay in touch! 💖
Wonderful post!! Hope you have a great weekend too …
Fabulous. So love Sister Rosetta 🙂 🙂
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Dalo 2013 said:
Enjoyed the photos and quote (nice to see Brian Greene make a presence here).
Best quote, from your line “Pages flutter in the wind. My idle hand shuts the words away.” Very nice ~ I hope autumn is treating you well.
something poetic said:
now that’s some good ol time music there…
Oh could she play…thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Regards