RIDERS OF THE SEA....

by Old Monk December. 03, 2017 810 views

"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

It was my first time far away in the sea and the only story resonating in my mind was The Old Man and the Sea.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Hemmingway quote is so profoundly true....
I often think of a ship, as a magic carpet, that carries men to far away places via that magical, constantly changing plane, between heaven & earth.....that is the surface of the sea.......

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Old Monk Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

if you will get chance my friend must read The Old Man and the Sea.
beautifully you have explained your feelings my friend... +1
really....!!! sea is a beautiful place.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Old Monk 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank You, Amigo!
I have read it, but it was in my undergraduate days, many moons ago, so it would be a pleasure to re-read it, now that I'm an old man, too....

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Old Monk Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

But your spirit is younger than most of the people my friend.... that's what I respect you most... 
Jay the Young man..😊

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Old Monk 3 years, 4 months ago

What a kind thing to say! I feel younger, already!!! Thanks!!!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

Very appropriate. smile

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Old Monk Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank you my friend.....
stories and real life....smile

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 4 months ago

Love Hemingway,nice photo

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Old Monk Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 4 months ago

Yaaa an amazing writer....😊
Thank you friend..i am glad u like it

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Old Monk 3 years, 4 months ago

My pleasure

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Old Monk Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 4 months ago

Cheers.... 😊

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
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