The British coast line of East Sussex
A vast, free space of solitude and magnitude and belonging to no one but he who seeks its solace.
Observe the Cretaceous cliffs, 120 million years old (twice the more famous Jurassic period) crumbling with a countless battering of strain and strife.
To live as free as a bird and as wild as the wind, winding itself up into a swirling whirl of dizziness, is momentarily wonderful!
In one week I came across two British poets, Laurie Lee and Sir John Betjeman who have both described the sea as ‘neutral.’
Laurie Lee (from ‘As I Stepped Out One Mid-Summer Morning‘) stated his position at sea as “a salt stung neutral nowhere.”
Below in the engraving of Betjeman’s verse he is jubilant, joyful and comforted by the freedom of the sea.
Perhaps in the sea lies Neutrality and in Neutrality lies Peace.
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