Here is Nola’s lovely poem that we read last week at the conference, plus a couple of pictures of the sea and the tide (including the moon in the above image) by JMW Turner, that fantastic English artist, whom we also mentioned… Both pictures were painted in around 1840.
The ebb and flow of water coming and going,
Mysterious, relentless, constant
Always driven by some invisible force
Strong and powerful flowing in
Irrevocable flowing out
…and there, silent as the top of a quiet breath in
– Name it and it is gone
– Catch it and it slips away
The space between the tides
The no-where land
Of being and not being
The unsung moment of power
The tide has turned.