The Light of the Ocean

Tramore Bay, Co. Waterford

If you don’t send out your boats, they won’t come sailing home.

This was one of my late parents’ fondest sayings and I always think of it when I enter writing competitions.

So, send out a few boats. You may get a lovely surprise long after you’ve forgotten you even did so.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

24 thoughts on “The Light of the Ocean”

    1. I’m bursting with curiosity out the monster!
      Speaking of monsters, while I was taking the pic, two people told me that they had seen a whale nearer to the coast than the trawler in the last few days.

  1. I was just thinking how that quote related to writing Jean, before I read your next line. It’s so true – there is reason to celebrate rejection aswell as success, because you’ve sent out your boat!

  2. I’m laughing! I drew cartoon postcards for each of the five female gymnasts during the Olympics. I received a reply and an autograph from Simone Biles today. One of my ships returned to shore. Bread cast upon waters came back buttered toast, too.

    I enjoy your posts.

    Thank you.

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