"When I am next to the sea, the wide spread of water laps over me with an enduring peace and…"

“When I am next to the sea, the wide spread of water laps over me with an enduring peace and excitement that feels like finding some precious rock in the earth, a sense of touching something that is most essentially me in a place where my past and my future intersect along the present. The present, that line of stress and connection and performance, the intense crashing now. Yet only earth and sky last forever, and the ocean joins them.”

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Audre Lorde, I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde (via awritersruminations)

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