Sunday, November 1, 2015

November of the soul

Payne River, Nunavik
November of the soul is an expression from the opening of Moby Dick by Herman Melville: "... whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral..." then it's time to go to sea. The dark drizzly weather could inspire adventure, exploration, introspection, philosophizing... It's a rich, imaginatively-fertile month. Instead of going to sea, one could hook up with friends and have some fun, or retire to a quiet room and enjoy calm and serene waves.

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