Robin Hawke


June 13, 2011, 4:05 PM
Filed under: Quotations

I often come across a phrase or quote that will last in my head for more than a couple of days. This one has kept me company for years:

The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.

—Isak Dinesen

I’m not sure if I read the following, or if I heard it on television; these ordinary words passed me by when I was not quite a stranger to them, but, surreptitiously, they followed me and now they stake-out my thoughts.

What are you waiting for?

 

Added note:

It turns out that the words that I wrote to memory have been paraphrased:

“Do you know a cure for me?” “Why yes,” he said, “I know a cure for everything. Salt water.” “Salt water?” I asked him. “Yes,” he said, “in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”  The Deluge of Nordenay, one of Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen

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