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SCENES FROM THE BEACH | by George Thatcher / APRIL 17, 2016


Anne Morrow Lindbergh, a famed beach walker and author, wrote lovingly of the shore, sensing its enduring beauty and majestic presence in our lives. About diurnal tidal movement, she wrote, "One becomes ... bare, open, empty as the beach, erased by today's tides of all yesterday's scribblings."* The sea will produce treasures in its own good time, but patience is rewarded. "Patience, patience, patience," she concluded, "is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith."* -- Diary, spring 2016

*"Gift from the Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Pantheon Books, New York (1983).

From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: fishcrow@aol.com

Collections of Mr. Thatcher's observations are available from Quail Ridge Press (www.quailridge.com or 1-800-343-1583).