Thoughts By The Sea

"Seaburn" by Ken Devine,

"Life is mostly a good reason to go for a walk with your dog."

"Take no revenge that you have not pondered beneath a starry sky, or on a canyon overlook, or to the lapping of waves and the mewing of a distant gull."

"We lack resolve and blame fate, mistaking the drift for the tides." 

"No matter how carefully you cover your tracks, you always leave clues that place you at the scene of your promises."

"Seems like every time I go to the ocean, the tide comes in when I want it to go out, the sort of luck that has dogged me all my life."

"When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together.  Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together."

"On a windswept hill

 By a billowing sea,
 My destiny sits
 And waits for me."

"I have always needed a place to go to as refuge from the crowd -- and a crowd to go to as refuge from that place."

"I enjoy both company and solitude, and in the company of my solitude, I find both."

"There are times when I need the company of people, and times when I need the company of creatures who were never expelled from paradise for wanting to become God."

"What shall I be --

 The angry sea
 That pounds against the shore
 Or soft agleam
 The quiet stream
 That carves the canyon floor?"

"Perhaps we misjudge other people's loneliness, for we are so seldom with them when they're alone."

"Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place."

"There doesn't have to be anyone who understands you.  There just has to be someone who wants to."

~~ Robert Brault