“The Speaking Sea”

“The sea, though mute of voice, yearned to speak to me, to communicate with a more profound tongue mysteries and lessons it wanted me to learn. Friable cliffs faced the ever-charging vast power of the water like overly brave young boys bracing their shoulders and torsos to meet a great wave head on. For as […]

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“First Sight of College”

“This grand mass of stone structures struck Lucinda, paradoxically, as womblike. The thick-walled buildings offered protection and security, a defense against the intrusion of all that was disgusting and trivial in the outside world.  Here, she thought, was an intellectual bastion, a safe place for those who wished to think and explore, ponder and create. […]

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“Classical Music” from “Lucinda”

“This music enthralled her. In it she heard the world awakening from its dark-night slumbers. The composer had somehow managed to eavesdrop on nature herself, so that he could audibly portray her first twinklings of dawning awareness, the hypnopompic images that passed like flashing masterpieces before her still-closed eyes. Here, in these piccolo and flute […]

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