Lure of the sea

There are countless lures in our lives or it may be that our lives are made of lures. Mine is the sea. I hear its song all over the year and like Ulysses’ sailors I am not wise enough to deafen my ears. I am trapped into its blue.

The sea knows things and is a cure. For loneliness, grief, unhappiness and love, as Mr. Somerset Maugham wisely put:

“You know, when one’s in love,’ I said, ‘and things go all wrong, one’s terribly unhappy and one thinks one won’t ever get over it. But you’ll be astounded to learn what the sea will do.

Well, love isn’t a good sailor and it languishes on a sea voyage. You’ll be surprised when you have the Atlantic between you and Larry to find how slight the pang is that before you sailed seemed intolerable.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge

So when one’s in love, get on a boat… I cannot help but love Somerset’s magic realism.

I illustrate with pictures from my short May holiday in the Ionian.


She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, laugh, smile and drop a line here, or on her email.

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21 comments on “Lure of the sea
  1. yassy says:

    Great post great pics. I so enjoyed

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  2. You have wonderful talent in mixing words to help a reader like me in building their own boat. I love being lonely with your posts to read and to sail with their meanings.
    I really like it. Thank you

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  3. Nice site, I especially like your photos.

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  4. weekosite says:

    molto belle Iulia.

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  5. chevvy8 says:

    Glad that you had a wonderful break Julia and your pictures are beautiful indeed. Yes, the see has that allure and healing power😀

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  6. I read The Razor’s Edge while a student in India. Great place to unstrip some of my Western layers and get back to basics.

    Nice pics. I don’t physically travel much these days so always nice to enjoy vicariously. 🙂

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