Briefly: Support me on Patreon | Why I love the edges of everywhere | Audible’s scripted drama of Electricity of Every Living Thing | Catch me on Changes with Annie Macmanus | I’m on holiday so this will be brief :) Hello from America! Early this summer, driving home to Whitstable after a trip to the local farm shop, I suddenly remembered how I used to feel about the seaside.
Beautifully articulated comments on edge people. It always terrifies my partner the way my body insists on going to the very edges of cliff-tops and on wanting to perch on the furthest reaches of headlands. I, too, feel that up-swell as I round a path or emerge from the trees and glimpse the sea and the horizon - another most-captivating edge.
Wondering about edges now. I live on the Northumberland coast and was called to be here 7 years ago... 🌊
This is lovely. I also prefer edges...crowds, rooms, land. That feeling I get when driving up to Lake Michigan or Lake Superior-- that first glimpse and then suddenly you can see and feel the earth, highway, dropping away, either abruptly or gradually, and you can see forever. I feel the shoulders drop too, and I breathe more deeply and easily with the sound and sight.
Definitely an edge person. My back needs to be facing the wall in order to feel safe.
Love what you say about edges. I moved from London - the edge of London! - to the Norfolk coast to raise my family. Do you know the Portuguese poet, Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen. 'Quando eu morrer voltarei para buscar/ Os instantes que não vivi junto do mar' (When I die I’ll come back/
To fetch the moments I did not live by the sea). I still get that gut surge glimpsing the sea, even if I'm just popping to Lidl. If you've never been, the Stiffkey marshes are a good place, land and sea slipping into one another. And samphire to snap in your mouth straight off the mud. I've never been to Maine but the pines and wild space sound like the beach at Holkham. Crowded now so best in winter, but you'd know that.
A wonderful time, being with you all. An honor --- Travel safely!
Port Clyde is so special. I hope you visited Monhegan Island. Thank you for offering the edge imaginations.
Very beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it with us
The coast of Maine is one of my favorite places to be. I so resonate with your desire to travel to the edge of things ✨ leave the center to those who crave it, but give me the edges where I feel both hidden and most alive.