I walked beside the evening sea
And dreamed a dream that could not be;
The waves that plunged along the shore
Said only: “Dreamer, dream no more!”
– – -George William Curtis
I’VE NEVER LIVED BESIDE THE SEA
I’ve never lived beside the sea
though I feel as if I have
but the sea fascinates me.
Its power, its moods, its vastness…are somehow
an endless source of inspiration to me.
I think of an ocean in a raging storm and I’m reminded
of the storms that life can bring to us
and the deceptive calm that often precedes them.
I think of the ship of my life
occasionally adrift, no wind to lift the sail,
and at times, no landfall or welcoming shore in sight.
Some nights the stars wink out
and all seems black and endless,
my astrolabe of little use.
But now and then I see a lighthouse
and I know that there is somewhere –
in a friend’s heart, a lover’s touch –
a light to guide me through.
I think of the journey each of us is on…
our own personal quest for peace,
for truth, for wholeness…
the journey of self-discovery –
and it takes me to the sea.
© Lianne Schneider
This digital painting is from my “Sea Stories” collection and you can see the rest or purchase a print at http://lianne-schneider.artistwebsites.com/