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Retired publishing executive ecstatic with the idea of spending most of his time on the coast of Maine

Friday, July 11, 2008


With only a little bit of effort, you can put yourself out of time. The shore is particularly good for this exercise: the ocean seems limitless, the rocks immoveable, the air clean and clear. Standing there and soaking it in is not ignoring the concerns of your life or pretending to be someone you're not. It's reminding you that beauty usually trumps ugliness, if only for a few minutes. A few deep infinite breaths, and you can go back with some confidence to the parking lot and the SUVs and the tourists walking to the lighthouse hidden at the top of the bluff.

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