Tom’s Tips About Our Concepts of the Sea

By Tom Neale, 8/6/2013

1. Even though we use the feminine when we refer to her, the sea is not a person.

2. The sea is not forgiving.

3. The sea is not subject to our laws and rules and conventions.

4. The sea doesn't care about our notions of romanticism.

5. The sea makes life worthwhile and beautiful for some of us. But it has also killed thousands of us at a time.

6. We have no business going on the water unless we realize these things, and we go with great humility and we are prepared.



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