I miss the sea.

If I took more videos of anything but cats while in Alexandria, Egypt, it was of the sea. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it wasn’t until I lived in Pittsburgh for a semester that I realized how wrong the air smelled when it was salt-free. Yes, Pittsburgh has rivers (which are too polluted to swim safely in); but there is nothing which compares to the sea.

When I stand on a beach, I feel it reaching out for me:

I love how much it has shaped the humans who live around it, from how we shape our buildings:

To how we eat:

It can seem tamed, behind cornish walls and clever interlocking pilings:

Even funny (check out the spouting pipe in the lower deck):

But the sea’s power is awesome and demands reverence:

Wherever I end up working, I hope it will be near the smell of the sea.

Inspirational Quote:

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”–John F. Kennedy

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