Robert Plant, Tom Waits, Del Shannon (and Phil Phillips) dive into The Sea Of Love!

I’ve been following Thom’s Blog for a while now. Usually I save and savour it; devouring it over Sunday Brunch. The way Thom writes is music for your eyes, and the subject matter and his interpretation of it is second to none. This blog is an exploration of what you might think is a pretty innocuous song – The sea of love – very highly recommended.

The Immortal Jukebox

‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.’ (Isak Dinesen)

‘There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath’ (Herman Melville)

The sea begins at the shore. Standing at its edge we can only marvel at its immensity and otherness. Yet we know that some aspects of ourselves can only be brought to life by deserting the comforting security of the land and the harbour.

You have to put to sea; surrendering to its call, to discover the worlds of wonder which surely lie somewhere beyond the horizon. What’s true for the rolling deep and briny sea is true just as much for that other sea which consumes so much of our waking and dreaming hours – the sea of love.

Come with me now, come with me now and surrender to…

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