September 8, 2010

L'ete est fini . . .

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea.

And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came."

John F. Kennedy
9/14/62 Remarks in Newport, RI at a dinner for America's Cup Crews.


Morgane said...

I didn't this citation of Kennedy but i'm sooo agree with that , i feel like home when i'm in ocean ... Happy end of summer , happy fall ... I hope you're well ... Take care

michelle said...

Beautiful quote! I love the sea and I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Just watching it in all it's glory. Fall near Lake Michigan brings so much change. The waves are rather large and the wind is relentless at times. But then it is calm and casts the most beautiful blue/grays!
Hope you are doing well!!

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