Why do we love the sea?

I sometimes wonder why the attraction to the sea is that big.
But maybe the answers are many.

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
Robert Henri

10 Comments on “Why do we love the sea?

  1. I think we love the sea because it moves. A river moves too, but only in one direction. Like our life does. The sea on the other hand moves in and out, to and fro, sometimes fiercely, then again in a peaceful shallow manner. The sea makes us conscious of time. Not just our own particular time but universal time. It makes us aware of life in general. Pantha Rei. Up and down, in an endless sequence. (Till long after we are no longer here) And-ehm… wait! The sea smells lovely as well, and there are seaguls and beach and wooden buildings where one can drink a coffee or a glass of wine. And when te night falls the light houses will wipe there beams over the waves and the land, and we all feel comfort and safety while the storm bows the trees. That is why we love the sea. 🙂

    • Thanks a lot for your beautiful answer, Peter. I had to immerse myself in Heraclitus’ quotes. Thanks for that too.
      I love the sea on a summer day where a steady wind blows but especially on an autumn day when the storms bows the trees 🙂 I have a great deal of respect for the sea after an unpleasant experience with a strong undercurrent.
      Living in a country with no mountains the sea brings me vision, greatness and the peace which I otherwise know from the mountains.

    • Hi Maia. One thing is for certain; the sea never leaves us unaffected no matter weather condition.
      Thanks for joining in!

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