Friday, November 22, 2013

All Men Shall Be Sailors Then Until The Sea Shall Free Them

"I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came." -Jack Kennedy


Dan said...

Nice quote!

It's interesting that many of us are drawn to the sea. Out there, everything is simple.

Capt. Mike said...

So true. I worked with a fellow a few years ago whose late father was a politician. He use to say that the only place he could find peace was on his boat (pre cell phone days). Nobody could reach him and he could really just enjoy the day.

Dan said...

I'm in the military and feel the same way. It's nice to truly get away from everything.

Chuck Dilmore said...

I have always loved that JFK quote.
Simple, timeless, and magnetic.