Being half in love and half terrified of the sea, I also have to suppress the thought of its vastness around and beneath. If I think about it, I feel dizzy and fearful.
‘I have to suppress that awareness of all that room beneath me. … Do not consider the hugeness of the sea.’
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Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 26
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