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La Mar

La Mar

“He always thought of the sea as ‘la mar’ which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as 'el mar’ which is masculine.They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought.”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

For some reason this quote stuck with me from high school literature class. I often think about it when I look out over the sea.

The Spirit of Wa

The Spirit of Wa

Exploring Connections: How I Met Amanda Buck

Exploring Connections: How I Met Amanda Buck