10-second review: The shore brings land and sea together. The author reflects on the interaction of the two.
Quote: “The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water. Yet it is a world that keeps alive the sense of continuing creation and of the relentless drive of life. Each time that I enter it, I gain some new awareness of its beauty and its deeper meanings, sensing that intricate fabric of life by which one creature is linked with another, and each with its surroundings.”
Comment: An almost mystic experience. Rays.
Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan.