“When I read, I am home. Same feeling, when I arrive at an empty beach, throw my bike in the sand and am there. With the sea.”
“Just breathe and let those waves pass. Like the ocean, your mind is always changing,” says mum to her boy in a wise and beautiful book written by Jaimal Yogis and illustrated by Matthew Allen.
“Looking back, I see that jellyfish came to me at a unique moment in my life,” writes Juli Berwald in her book “Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone”.
For the shelves in the Sea Library to be filled with new books, I’ve learned to weave on a large wooden frame, my loom. The second dreaming blanket is inspired by a book on Iceland.
Julia Baird chooses phosphorescence as a perfect metaphor for “flashes of life in the middle of the dark, or joy in difficult times.”
Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, Rachel Carson, Herman Melville, Iris Murdoch, Oscar Wilde, Mary Oliver, Tim Winton, Albert Camus, Chloe Aridjis and other writers about the sea.
“When I waded out in the lake on the evening of my birthday I tried to imagine my ancestors living by this same lake thousands of years ago.”
In a book for kids “Town is by the Sea”, written by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Sydney Smith, a boy awaits for his dad to return from a dark coal mine deep under the sea.
For the shelves in the Sea Library to be filled with new books, I’ve learned to weave. “Dreaming blankets” are made out of wool and their colours are inspired by books in the library.
Godrevy Lighthouse was built in 1859 on Godrevy Island in St Ives Bay, Cornwall. It inspired Virginia Woolf nearly one hundred years ago and appears in Jennifer Edgecombe’s poem today.