Swan Song

Baltic Sea. Photo: Anna Iltnere, BeachBooksBiblio

Photo: Anna Iltnere, Beach Books

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“…sea is a living thing, ever shifting as it is contained. Everything seems open to the light, some subtle combination that has never been seen before and will never be seen again: the sun forced from under a bank of cloud, a pure white egret like a flapping apparition, a pair of mute swans gliding close to shore. Even on the dreariest days, the most forlorn afternoons, it’s never not beautiful here.”

Philip Hoare “The Sea Inside”, 2013

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“…jūra ir dzīva, vienmēr tikpat mainīga, cik saturīga. Viss šķiet atvērts gaismai, tāds smalks salikums, kāds iepriekš nav pieredzēts un nekad vairs netiks redzēts: saule, izdzīta no mākoņvaļņa apakšas, dzidri balts gārnis kā plivinoša parādība, tuvu krastam slīd mēms gulbju pāris. Pat visdrūmākajās dienās, pat visbezcerīgākajās pēcpusdienās – nekad te nav tā, ka nebūtu skaisti.”

Philip Hoare “The Sea Inside”, 2013

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