What’s the best place to live? Why, it’s by the sea!

“O ye! who have your eyeballs vexed and tired,

Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;”

John Keats got it right. Advice for our times.

Moving from Leeds to Morecambe has done my mental (and physical) health a world of good.

A friend of mine recently described living by the sea as being ‘good for the soul’. 

Loving the sea apparently makes me a ‘thalassophile’. 

The word comes from Ancient Greek θάλασσα (thálassa, “sea”) and Latin -phila, from Ancient Greek φίλος (phílos, “dear, beloved”).

So being a bibliophile, too, I can’t resist stories and poems about the sea. 

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ariel’s song (Full Fathom Five) – Shakespeare

Fell – Jenn Ashworth

Do you like being by the sea? Reading about the sea?

Let me know in the comments below.

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