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.

Published by clairecherryedits

CherryEdits.com Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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