Beside Myself Beside The Seaside
No matter how miserable I feel or how uninspiring life seems to be, a visit to the seaside never fails to cheer me up. To lie on the sand, wiggling my toes or burrowing my feet down until my ankles are covered, is bliss. Even if I arrive feeling beside myself with grief, fear, doubt or disillusionment,a paddle in the water is all I need to leave rejuvenated and restored, with wonder and hope replacing despair. There is something about the sea that helps me to think, to plan, to invent. A good long dose of the beauty and immensity of the sea in all its moods is a tonic and an inspiration.