Ah yes, that’s how it looks when you have those dancing sparkles on the sea’s surface.  I like the extension to a ‘frost of beneficence’, like the frosting on a birthday cake.

‘The water lay glittering around the boat as though sugared, a frost of beneficence across its surface.’

See also a quote-rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 

 

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 128

Photo credit: Mike Wilson at unsplash.com

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