"The sea is like music, it has all the dreams of the soul within itself and sounds them over."
-- Carl Jung
(All photos: Lyme Regis, Dorset, 20th August 2020)
As summer draws to a close, I'm making a start on a new book, and it's going to be the third Beyond Androva story. The prologue is finished, and the next decision I have to make is whether Kellan will be the narrator or not. He's a little more morally ambiguous than my other protagonists, so I'm not sure if he can be trusted to tell the story!
The space between books is always an opportunity to give your imagination free rein because you have the whole manuscript ahead of you, and anything could happen. I had the chance to visit the south coast a couple of weeks ago, and it was the perfect place to be inspired, with windswept beaches, sunshine and summer rain, and evening lights in all colours of the rainbow. Today's blog post matches those images with a few quotes. I hope you enjoy them, and thank you very much for visiting 💕.
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more."
-- Lord Byron
"How swiftly the strained honey
of afternoon light
flows into darkness
and the closed bud shrugs off
its special mystery
in order to break into blossom:
as if what exists, exists
so that it can be lost
and become precious"
-- Lisel Mueller
"What does the cup of ocean hold?
Glory of purple and glint of gold;
Tenderest greens and heavenly blue,
Shot with the sunlight through and through;
Wayward ripples that idly roam.
Tumbling breakers with gallant foam;
Sands and pebbles that chase and slide;
Mystic currents that softly glide;
Mighty spell of the ages old,
This does the cup of ocean hold."
-- Amos Russel Wells
"Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."