Thump!

wave-20141107High tides strike the land twice a day – well, twice for every time the Moon comes over, which averages less than twice a day, because the Moon moves eastward, so the high tides per year are not 265 x 2 = 730 but a dozen or so fewer.

And waves deliver their blows to the land at intervals that seem to vary from about five to twenty seconds, though irregularities make them difficult to count. Say, nine thousand a day.

Does the land have a certain number of heartbeats to live?

 

2 thoughts on “Thump!”

  1. Thank you, Guy, for this beautiful piece. “Does the land have a certain number of heartbeats to live?” made my day!

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