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Blupete's Weekly Commentary


December 3rd, 2000.

"The Sea."

The sea, the slow working fermenter of life, can, in a moment, turn itself into a briny froth and then as the fierce winds pass, like a settling passion, become glassy flat. It is, as Holmes described it, "ferę naturę, feline." He compares it to the mountains which have a grand, stupid, lovable tranquillity; the sea has a fascinating, treacherous intelligence. "... The sea is the great liquid metronome as it beats its solemn measure, steadily swinging when the solo or duet of human life began, and to swing just as steadily after the human chorus has died out and man is a fossil on its shores?" (The Autocrat of The Breakfast-Table (1858).)

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