Everyone needs a bit of solitude, a brief escape from the demands of the world, time to clear the mind of psychic cobwebs. For me, a sauntering, relaxed beach walk has a cleansing role in emptying the mind. Our bodies need periods of solitary silence as much as food. "The sea is a great purifier," wrote John Burroughs.* Jeanne Moreau, the famous French film star, put it this way: "To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." -- Diary, spring 2016
*"Signs and Seasons" by John Burroughs (1817-1921)
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: email@example.com
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