Monhegan, 10 miles out to sea, a million miles from the voices of the rest of the world, just for now.
A smaller island, uninhabited now, sits across from Monhegan, creating a quiet harbor for the boats .
"MANANA - a mountain hidden by the sea, her secret body descends in depths unmeasured , touching the floor of time." - Kate C Chappell
The houses and cottages settle into the rock, their faces turned expectantly towards the open sea.
"Here, on the cottage deck, beneath the flag. petunias, white as gull's breast, flap against cerulean sky"- ISLAND MORNING, Frances D. Vaughn
Oh, you wont know why and you can't say how,
Such a change upon you came
But once you've slept on an island,
You'll never be quite the same. - Rachel Field
Small tokens from the beaches and the woods, pencils sketches in my journal, ways to save and to savor the memories.
The days may end with sunset or fog,
but the memories linger on and on.